+ This week The Gnomon Workshop adds to its library of professional production technique dvds with a new title by instructor Tim Jones of Digital Domain. Focusing on the essentials of compositing render passes from a 3D scene, "Multi-Pass Compositing" is a valuable demonstration for 3ds Max users looking to understand and maximize the benefits of this time saving technique. Tim shows how to efficiently control lighting, color, ambient occlusion and more. Compositing passes is a technique that has been used in visual effects long before the advent of 3ds Max and Fusion - the software used in the tutorial. Photographing passes allowed visual effects artists to isolate elements of a shot, like physical models and sets, and affect their look before combining them together in the final print of the shot. Multi-Pass Compositing 3ds Max Rendering Techniques with Tim Jones - In this lecture, Tim breaks down the process of rendering passes out of 3ds Max and demonstrates how to composite them together in Digital Fusion. Learn how to generate many different types of passes and how they are used in production. Identify and correct commonly occurring issues, from incorrect matte edges to bit depth and color correction. Acquire an understanding of what happens under the hood inside your 3D software and how to mimic that behavior while compositing to produce the highest quality renders. Tim demonstrates his techniques using Scanline, V-Ray and Brazil.
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