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Cinema 4D Beginner's Guide by Jen Rizzo

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Render settings for compositing and multipass

So far, we've created a compositing file that will allow us to composite 2D objects into our renders in After Effects. At this point, we'll need to render our scene, but let's set up a couple of extra options first.

As we discussed previously, in addition to compositing in new images and objects in 3D space, we can also allow ourselves much more visual control in post-production by rendering out a series of layered images. These layered images are called passes—shadow passes, luminance passes, and so on. You can add as many different passes as you like; there's no right or wrong answer, it's just dependent on your scene.

The full list of passes is located in your Render Settings window. Click on the ...

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