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Julez4001
03-16-2016, 04:20 PM
http://www.schoolofmotion.com/nuke-vs-ae-compositing/

In the beginning of the video in After Effects, the artist is using Extractor to split out a 32bit .exr file into multi-pass render.
Has anyone done this with Lightwave output of .exr file?

raw-m
03-17-2016, 08:39 AM
Hopefully, some tips here (read the description for links):
https://youtu.be/C5QiOT84OHE

djwaterman
03-17-2016, 09:35 AM
Hey Mark, do you use EXRTrader, or any of the other db&w product like shaderMeister a lot for your work?

Julez4001
03-17-2016, 09:56 AM
Hmmmmm.
So Lightwave does not have a multi-layered openexr format?
You have to make a third party purchase???

lightscape
03-17-2016, 10:33 AM
Hmmmmm.
So Lightwave does not have a multi-layered openexr format?
You have to make a third party purchase???

It does since lw 11 with compositing buffer export. Pretty straightforward to use in ae, fusion.

Ma3rk
03-17-2016, 10:44 AM
Jennifer H. goes into a pretty decent look at EXRTrader here4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97P1WaiZdTk

Julez4001
03-17-2016, 11:26 AM
Yes I know lightwave has compositing options but I wanted to know if it natively had the functionality of how openexr was being used in the video above.
One file - multiple layers
again, natively in Lightwave

I find it strange since so many other apps have feature built-in as a common workflow in film and tv.

raw-m
03-17-2016, 02:50 PM
Hey Mark, do you use EXRTrader, or any of the other db&w product like shaderMeister a lot for your work?

Hi djwaterman. Just found a workflow I'm really comfortable with using exrTrader and how I use them in AE, especially since you really need to be working in Linear Colour Space in AE for a few of the buffers to sing - AE is horrible in Linear Colour Space, so I don't! It's priceless for pushing a few buffers without having to re-render. That's all I currently use for getting renders out of LW. ShaderMeister is on my something-to-research list, especially if it can help with amb occ passes. Really wish LW had some kind of "take" system, but we're veering off topic....

lightscape
03-17-2016, 10:04 PM
Yes I know lightwave has compositing options but I wanted to know if it natively had the functionality of how openexr was being used in the video above.
One file - multiple layers
again, natively in Lightwave

I find it strange since so many other apps have feature built-in as a common workflow in film and tv.

Yes it does support it natively.

Julez4001
03-18-2016, 07:42 PM
So one can export openexr with multi layers as the video is showing done with Cinema4D into one file sequence.

I can save openexr but no multi-channel (reflection, diffuse, raw rgb pass, etc). How does one set it up to save the channels you wish?