0
$\begingroup$

My querie probably demos my lack of current understanding of the basics, I'm in the early stages still of getting to grips with Blender, I have a simple animation i'm rendering.

Issue: Trying to render text emitting a glow. In nodes, i added a viewer and emission/glare etc and it shows in the "viewer" -(pictured) exactly as i want but in the box below rendering when rendering f12 it shows no emission from text, not sure what has happened. enter image description here enter image description here

$\endgroup$
5
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ The compositor only starts to process the image once the rendering is completed or if you have auto render enabled and already render (a partial) image, once you change the node configuration. You'll have to render the image once from start to finish, to have the entire image processed by the compositor. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Jul 21 '19 at 19:11
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Once it's finished you can view the result by switching to Composite instead of Render Layer in the drop down of the image viewer. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Jul 21 '19 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ many thanks:) I've rendered as you said fully, the bottom viewer is on compositor and still rendered with no light emission showing what is the next step, didn't quite understand. New pic above. $\endgroup$ Jul 21 '19 at 19:38
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Ah right, you also need to connect the output of the Glare node to the Composite node. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Jul 21 '19 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ i'm prob doing wrong but tried connecting from "image" on glare node to "image" on the composite node but it made the connection from render layers to composite connection disappear $\endgroup$ Jul 21 '19 at 19:48
1
$\begingroup$

The compositor only starts to process the image once the rendering is completed or in case you have activate Auto Render once you change the node configuration.

There is a small error in your compositing nodes, in order to see the result in the image editor you have to connect the Image output socket of the Glare node to the Composite node.

enter image description here

Once this adjustment has been made, you can render the image from start to finish. The result of the compositing can be viewed in the image editor if you switch from Render Layer to Composite in the dropdown next to the slots.

$\endgroup$
1
  • $\begingroup$ Brilliant, thanks:) That worked, have rendered an image with the light emitting, i clicked composite and it swaps between layers, I need to read up on rendering to understand more.I'll learn. Thanks again. $\endgroup$ Jul 21 '19 at 20:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.