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01-17-2007, 09:47 AM
annyone know if lightwave 9 has Multipass Rendering Setup like maya , thing in someway u coud aonly render shadows , of only hichlights etc etc etc please i need help

01-17-2007, 10:22 AM
Lightwave doesn't have a Maya style setup, but it has a multipass plugin.

Go to "Windows>Image Processing" and select the "Render Buffer Export" from the "Add Image Filter" area of the processing tab.

In the plug in you'll be able to select a channel you want to export and give it a place to save.

You have to add one instance of the plugin per channel.

One of the buffers is for shadows.

To create a "shadow catcher" you'll need to select the objects that are supposed to cast the shadows and hit the "p" key to bring up their properties. In the Render Tab turn off "seen by camera".