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Blender for Visual Effects by Sam Vila

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Chapter 5

Rendering

It is time to generate the plates we are going to use in the composition. In this stage we are going to see how to set up the render properties and layers. We are also going to see the different options for rendering.

Internal Render vs. Cycles Render

Blender has two totally different render engines integrated in the main package: Blender Internal and Cycles. While Blender Internal is a very mature render engine with several years of development behind it, Cycles is a much newer render engine and the internal architecture is totally different, in some ways better but in other ways more limited in the actual status.

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