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This page provides information on the World Coordinates Render Element.


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The World Coordinates Render Element provides a render output where the Red, green and Blue channels produce the final world space X, Y and Z coordinates of all surfaces visible at render time.

Since pixel values can be negative, a floating point image format (such as EXR) should always be used when saving this render element.




UI Path: ||Render Elements panel|| > Geometry rollout > World Coordinates - World Coordinates


Common Uses

The World Coordinates render element is useful for changing the appearance of a scene's lighting in a composite without re-rendering the scene. In the example below a relighting workflow is used at a composite level to change the lighting in the scene.

Note that this workflow does not create any extra shadowing.



The Bump Normals Render Element

The World Coordinates pass 





The original beauty composite

Resulting re-lit Composite using the World Coordinates render element