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The Self Illumination Render Element stores the illumination of any self-illuminated materials in the scene.

 

Overview


The Self Illumination Render Element isolates any objects with Self-Illumination enabled in their V-Ray Material. This render element is useful for brightening or color-correcting self-illuminated materials in the final composite.

For example, the material VRayMtl has a parameter for self-illumination. If this parameter is set to a non-black color value, this render element will show the results of the self-illumination.

 

 


 

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Properties


The Self Illum render element has no controllable properties.

 

 

Common uses


The Self Illumination Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of self-illuminated surfaces after rendering in compositing or image editing software. Below are two examples of its use.

 

 

 
Self Illumination Render Element

 

 
Original Beauty Composite with no Self Illumination Render Element

 

 
Original Beauty Composite with Self Illumination Render Element with no glow added

 

 

 


Self Illumination Render Element with added glow

 


Tinted Self Illumination Render Element with added glow

 

 

 

 
Self Illumination with added glow

 


Color of self-illuminated surface changed in composite

 

 

 

 

Notes


  • This element contains only the light geometry itself, not the light emitted from it. Lighting information is contained in the Lighting Render Elements.