I am compositing a scene with 2 render layers. I saved it as an image sequence of EXR files so that I can close the program. However, after compositing, the Exr doesnt keep data from separate render layers. I have different render passes in the layers and need them to stay separate.

Question: How do I get the render layer data from the EXR so that I can composite either render layer separately?

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Notice how the EXR import have anything indicating separate render layers Forgive my horrible handwriting, and thank you in advance.

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    $\begingroup$ How did you save the render layers as *.exr? It could be that the information is indeed missing. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Mar 11, 2021 at 22:17
  • $\begingroup$ Im not sure what you mean. I used the EXR filetype, directed the data to a file, and then hit render. I assumed that the only reason that I have separate render layers is because I haven't closed the program yet. $\endgroup$
    – Relevred
    Mar 11, 2021 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ Wait, was I supposed to use Multilayer Exr, rather than normal EXR? $\endgroup$
    – Relevred
    Mar 11, 2021 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ For comp later multilayer is what you want, yes $\endgroup$
    – Timaroberts
    Mar 11, 2021 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I learned that I need to use multilayer exrs when dealing with render layers, and I am an idiot :) Thank you for your help. $\endgroup$
    – Relevred
    Mar 11, 2021 at 22:36


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