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This page provides information on the Raw Lighting Render Element. 

 

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Overview

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The Raw Lighting Render Element stores the effects of direct lighting on scene objects with no diffuse components or GI contribution.

This is useful for adjusting the brightness of direct lighting during compositing.

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UI Path

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||Render Settings window|| > Render Elements tab > Raw Light


Attributes

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The parameters for this render element appear in the Attribute Editor under Extra V-Ray Attributes.

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Denoise – Enables the render element's denoising, provided the Denoiser render element is present.

Common uses

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The Raw Lighting Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct lighting after rendering in a compositing or image editing software. Below are a couple of examples of its use. In this set of render elements, direct lighting affects the back of the alien figure the most due to a strong back-light in the scene as well as the top of the circular machine above the figure.

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Brightened Lights

 

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Raised and tinted Lights

 

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Underlying Compositing Equation

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 vrayRE_Raw_Light x vrayRE_Diffuse = vrayRE_Lighting

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