View Full Version : Image viewer vs rendered image

05-06-2013, 02:28 PM
I have an image with lighting and shadows that I like created with the image viewer, but it looks much different when I render it. How can I get the render to match the image viewer output, or is there a way to output a sequence with the image viewer renderings? 114150

05-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Are your Color Space settings setup properly? The Color Space settings can be accessed via the CS tab in the Layout Preferences. Are your Display and Output settings different?

05-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Color space is all set to linear. I'm not seeing anything different between display and output.

Just to clarify, using F9 to render a single frame (png). Comparing that to F10 render sequence (png) and seeing different lighting/shadows.

05-06-2013, 03:24 PM
Save out to sRGB and the images should look the same.

05-06-2013, 04:39 PM
I think it has something to do me using shadow maps on the lights, and the self shadow and cast shadow setting on the object.

05-07-2013, 01:55 AM
shadow maped lights don't render on VPR, they are changed to ray traced shadows. Shadow maps don't compute transparency so any glass will cast a 100% solid black shadow.