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Niko3D
02-20-2017, 08:19 AM
Hi,

Sorry, maybe it's very easy, but I don't know...
How can I render the only depth channel without render the beauty?I want to render only the depth...

Thanks
Nico

DesertRat
02-20-2017, 08:40 AM
I don't know if that's possible, but you can cook your own Depth Pass using the old fog trick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiwJGWVEnME

Niko3D
02-20-2017, 08:43 AM
I'll try it...but it's very weird to create the Depth manually...

Thanks

bazsa73
02-20-2017, 09:42 AM
Hi,

Sorry, maybe it's very easy, but I don't know...
How can I render the only depth channel without render the beauty?I want to render only the depth...

Thanks
Nico

But is it possible at all? Since the Compositing Buffer Export must feed on something the rendering engine produces you must have that step.
But you can dumb your beauty settings. GI off. AA off. Shadows/Refr/Refl etc. off.

Niko3D
02-20-2017, 09:46 AM
But is it possible at all? Since the Compositing Buffer Export must feed on something the rendering engine produces you must have that step.
But you can dumb your beauty settings. GI off. AA off. Shadows/Refr/Refl etc. off.

mmmm...interesting...

inakito
02-20-2017, 09:55 AM
Rendermode Quickshade, swith on Depth under Compositing Buffer Export... :)

Niko3D
02-20-2017, 10:51 AM
Thanks!It works fine...;)

vonpietro
02-20-2017, 01:33 PM
doesn't have to be quickshade to redner a depth path you know.

You can turn your AA settings to 1, and turn off radiosity
and render fast too.

but thanks - thats probably a good idea for speed reasons!!

Sensei
02-20-2017, 06:41 PM
Sorry, maybe it's very easy, but I don't know...
How can I render the only depth channel without render the beauty?I want to render only the depth...


In #4 video tutorial of Global Materials I showed how to do it
http://globalmaterials.trueart.eu
(it's even on thumbnail of YouTube video)
It's ultra fast, because it overrides everything..

Niko3D
02-21-2017, 02:46 AM
Thank you guys as always!!!It works very well...

To be honest (curiosity) I would like to try the node by Gerardo on Multipass Filter Node Lightwiki...the Batmobile, just to remind...but the page is in "maintenance mode"...

Ma3rk
02-21-2017, 08:32 AM
I find it odd that no one has mentioned EXRTrader.

Niko3D
02-22-2017, 02:41 AM
maybe because it is not free...but it's good!;)

Marander
02-22-2017, 03:11 AM
I find it odd that no one has mentioned EXRTrader.

Yes, EXRTrader is indeed very good.

And db&w is a very nice company / nice people. They even send out Christmas cards personally signed to their customers every year.

If anyone of db&w is reading this, Dagmar Bornemann and Michael Wolf, thank you very much!

http://www.db-w.com/products/exrtrader/about

Niko3D
02-22-2017, 03:33 AM
This is very cool!

THIBAULT
02-22-2017, 04:04 AM
Yes, EXRTrader is indeed very good.

And db&w is a very nice company / nice people. They even send out Christmas cards personally signed to their customers every year.

If anyone of db&w is reading this, Dagmar Bornemann and Michael Wolf, thank you very much!

http://www.db-w.com/products/exrtrader/about

Absolutely !

Ma3rk
02-22-2017, 07:31 AM
This is very cool!

It's not particularly expensive either. If you go this route, snag the video to study from YouTube from the LA Lightwave Users Group. In particular, get info on using the OpenEXR Dummy for file type in LW's Render Defaults panel. For some reason, that's not especially pointed out but vital for EXRTrader to work properly.