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The Z-Depth Render Element provides information about each object's distance from the camera in the current view. Each pixel representing the object is evaluated for distance individually; different pixels for the same object can have different grayscale values. In this render element, objects (or portions of objects) closest to the camera appear as white black, while those furthest away appear blackwhite. Objects between the furthest and nearest points are rendered in varying shades of gray. The lighter darker the gray, the closer an object pixel is to the camera.

The most common usage of the Z-Depth Render Element is as a control for depth of field in the composite. Depth of field can be challenging to do correctly within Maya, requiring many tweaks and re-renders; using the Z-Depth Render Element in a composite is usually much faster, and allows easier and faster adjustment than trying to get it exactly right within the render from Maya.

Note: Specific objects can be excluded from this Render Element by disabling the Generate Render Elements option in the  VRayObjectProperties node for the selected object(s).

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Use depth from the camera – Specifies whether to use to camera clip boundaries as the minimum and maximum Z-Depth distance. Enabling this option disables the Depth Black and Depth White parameters.

Depth Black – Objects further than up to this distance from the from the camera will render as black. This option is available only when Use depth from the camera is disabled.

Depth WhiteObjects up to Objects further than this distance from the camera will render camera render as white. This option is available only when Use depth from the camera is disabled.

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Black
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Black
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Use depth from the cameracamera 
has been turned on

 

 

Common Uses

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