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  • Render Without Rendering Beauty Pass?

    Posted by Mark Walczak on November 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I know I’m not the only one with this problem, and I’m sorry if my post sounds rudimentary, but, is there a way to render only one pass (i.e. ONLY motion vectors, or ONLY specular) without rendering a beauty pass. C4D seems to like to render a beauty pass for everything. Even if this capability is not available within Cinema, has anyone written a script or anything that circumvents this situation?

    Thanks for everything in advance!

    What makes you explode?

    Mark Walczak replied 14 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Adam Trachtenberg

    November 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    No, it’s not possible unfortunately. One workaround is to make a copy of your scene and delete everything that isn’t necessary for your render, e.g., lights and materials.

  • Mark Walczak

    November 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Dang. Is there any benefit to being forced to render out a beauty pass every time you render? I’m just trying to wrap my head around what Maxon is intending.

    What makes you explode?

  • Adam Trachtenberg

    November 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I know people have requested the ability not to render out the rgba image on many occasions, so my guess is that Maxon doesn’t allow for it because it would be hard to implement (i.e., would require a core rewrite of the render engine) and/or wouldn’t save much render time.

  • Mark Walczak

    November 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Interesting. Thanks, Adam!

    What makes you explode?

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