Hello everyone I hope you are hanging in there!
I spent about 2 hours trying to figure this out with Stack and YouTube but still can't wrap my head around this.
The scene below will eventually become a small tabletop environment with birds, wind, flowing river, etc. The hardest element for me to add though is the CLOUDS because volumetrics are so tricky. My thought, since I am working with an online render farm (RenderStreet) , was to separate the clouds on one layer and send it in for rendering then set the clouds as a holdout and send in the other half. In theory I would end up with 2 videos that I could stitch together and this way the clouds would be isolated and easier to render whereas rendering everything together would take 90 minutes for 1 frame. I have seen a lot of compositing material out there but not much specific to animation. Am I on the right track or is there a way better method to get this done?
Thank you all so much!