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Maya® Studio Projects Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier

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Project: Breaking the Scene into Render Layers

Because professional productions often split their render into render layers and render passes, it pays to practice render layer setups. Although this book does not cover the compositing of render layers and passes in external compositing programs, this section will demonstrate how to create simple composites in the Render View by using the Blend Mode functions of the Render Layer Editor.

To break the ambulance scene into four new layers, three of which will become render passes, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Render Layer Editor. In a view panel, select the Sky_Dome surface. Choose Layers images Create Layer ...

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