I understand. Thanks! Great help! I found a half decent workaround though. I rendered out the pic with shadow-multipass, opened in Photoshop.
Then I inverted the shadow pass, masked out everything exept the inside of the leg. And sat the blending mode to screen. The shadow-pass had some
movement in it, so with making that bright, it worked kinda ok.
Hi. I got this problem... In the render, there is some geometry that is blocking the inside of this leg.
I've tried to unhide, search and everything, but I can't seem to remove the black plate hiding the inside.
Does anyone got any help? This is kind of urgent... Table_leg.zip
Its a bit hard to tell, since the image is so small that I can't really figure out what the different materials are... Do you have a bigger image?
If you have used luminance-materials to get the white light, you could try to decrease the intensity. If you don't find a good solution, you can always
mask the "refraction" layer in after effects or something ;)
Hi Blunt Pencil! First, I have to say that I'm actually quite new to Cinema, and opened the app for the first time 5 months ago. That said, I love this software, and have lived inside it since ;) I'll try answer as good as I can.
Either way you render, things will get slower with AO, and (correct me if i'm wrong) I think it'll get even slower if you choose to render AO as a pass. That said, if you really need to render AO, you should do it as described in the tut. It'll take some time to do, but it'll spare you some good render time. The workaround doesn't necessairly take time. Just delete all the materials, make a null object, and parent everything in your scene to this null. Apply a luminance material onto that null object, and you're done. You don't have to apply the material to every single object in the scene (luckily).
What do you mean with "full render"? Do you mean the background (flat) image? If you're going to render passes, Cinema both renders the bck image AND the passes, so yes, the render will take longer time compared to no passes. As I see it, this is actually a fundamental weakness in C4D. It has to render everything. Many people are angry at MAXON for this, and I'll hope one day they will fix this. I'm actually not sure if other 3D software do the same thing, but I bet not. ;)
That said, if you have the render possibilities (and time), the multi-pass render could spare you many renders. Just render once and tweek in post, compared to render once, discover a fail, and have to render out a new one.
The other day I wanted to learn how to use multi-pass renders in a more advanced way, but I couldn't find anything really useful (at least free) on the web, and thought I'd just make a tutorial myself! The result is a small, but hopefully useful tutorial about how to render multi-passes the best way.
Hi! The other day I wanted to learn how to use multi-pass renders in a more advanced way, but I couldn't find anything really useful (at least free) on the web, and thought I'd just make a tutorial myself! The result is a small, but hopefully useful tutorial about how to render multi-passes the best way.
Check out the post on my website, and give me some feedback
Hope you find it useful! (you may also download the tutorial as a pdf on my site)
Hi! I was wondering if it's possible to render out a "complete" image with just setting up different multi-passes, not using the background image?
What kind of filters and settings do I have to apply to do this?
Is there a good advanced multi-pass tutorial out there? I really want to master this.