I am aware of this thread: File output Node not working

However this is not my problem. I have used this file to output to files, but I am trying to use a 3rd scene in order to composite the 1st 2 scenes and output them individually for further compositing in different software later.

File Outputs not working

The 2 scenes are compositing and rendering as a png perfectly, but the individual scenes will not save as exr's. I just cannot understand it. This should work.

I've checked everything I can think of. It also will not save the renders with the composited layers disconnected. This setup worked in other setups.

I was delighted to find that you can render scenes with different render engines in the one render pass, and I can even composite them in blender - it's all working, but I want the renders seperated to use in VFX software.

Actually - now I think of it I am using 2.92 beta, I will try the release (2.91) where I had this working before. But I'll leave this here in case anybody else runs across the issue, or in case somebody might know what I am doing wrong.

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    $\begingroup$ blender.stackexchange.com/questions/16152/… and blender.stackexchange.com/questions/22928/… $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ No the problem persisted in 2.91. No file was outputted for each of the renders. Neither of the threads susu pointed to was relevant to this situation, although I did not try using a separate output node for each render layer. I will try this next. I successfully used a single file output node outputting different render passes but possibly it doesn't work when rendering separate layers. In the end, I rendered each layer manually - the Eevee layer rendered extremely quickly so it was not too much of an issue. I would like to resolve this because I'd like to make it part of my work flow. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 16:35
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure that it will work when you would use 2 output nodes, one per layer. $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 19:20
  • $\begingroup$ Hi everyone or anyone - I am still having a problem with this. It's a problem when when combing Eevee scene renders and cycles - I really need to get the exr's seperate for compositing. The file output nodes are absolutely not working. Everything is set up correctly, but natch. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 23:45


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