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Different render per layers? [duplicate]

I have like 15 Layers, and a other one with light. I need to render the 15 layers separate but still keeping the light from the apart layer. And i need to leave the computer rendering in the weekend ...
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Export Compositor image and rendered image as two layers in the same file [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way to output a single image file that contains two layers: one with the rendered image, and one with the composited image. This would be useful when importing renders in ...
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How can I get a Depth of field render pass?

How can one make a render pass with black and white data to display depth of field based on the Settings > Camera dof settings? I want to blur or defocus in the compositor, similar to the way it is ...
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How can I render all render passes to files in Cycles?

How can I render all render passes for all of the frames of an animation in Cycles to different files or a file with multiple layers? I'm going to do the final compositing in another compositing ...
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Is there a way to export each rendered layer as its own image?

My scene uses multiple render layers. I'd like to edit each rendered layer in Photoshop, and composite it in Photoshop. Is there a way to export each layer as an individual image?
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Combining .exr files?

Is it possible to composite multiple .exr files into a single .exr file? For example, if one .exr file contains several passes and another contains only one pass could they be combined to contained ...
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Why is the default image format for saving renders is in PNG?

I have been using Blender for a while now and I notice something that seem unusual at least to me. An obvious format is JPG because it's very common despite its flaws. EXR is pretty much the opposite ...
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Fastest way to export files multiple passes into folders?

What is the fastest way to export the files of multiple passes into a folder for the appropriate pass in Cycles? Is there any way to automate this process? For example, if you wanted to render: ...
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How to use index passes in other compositing packages?

In Blender there is a 'Mask ID Node' in the 'Compositor' to extract IndexOB or IndexMA of a Multilayer EXR. But how to work with these passes in other compositing packages? In e.g. Nuke or After ...
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How to save a movie/animation to OpenEXR?

OpenEXR Multilayer can store many frames in one file, so it should be possible to store many render passes for the whole strip when rendering animation or movie. However when I check in Properties->...
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Save Render and Shadow Layer Separately

I am trying to create a very simple product mockup using blender. I want to be able to save the actual product (cards) and the shadows as separate png files. I know this is possible, but I am just ...
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How can I add inputs to a file output node?

New to Blender. How to add additional inputs to the file output node? This post doesn't explain: How can I render all render passes to files in Cycles?
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Can I make a deep image with OpenEXR?

I went through the OpenEXR technical introduction found here: it says that besides multi-channel files, OpenEXR also allows for the creation of "deep" files: i.e. it allows for assigning multiple ...
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Rendering to multichannel .exr has empty rgb layer

When I render to a mulitchannel .exr file and open it in Nuke, the rgb layer is always empty (black). Instead, the information for the beauty pass is found in a seperate layer called "combined". Why ...
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How to do seperate render passes in blender?

I a lot of VFX breakdown that uses something they call "render passes". From what I see, they are rendering the clip in seperate ways (like rendering the ambient occlusion, specular, shadows, depth of ...

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