ok guys. i feel really really stupid for asking this. and it seems that it must be so easy that no one bothers to put it in tutorials. but would someone please be able to tell me how to save your composite render. i have the all the nodes connected to a ‘file output’ node. but when i click on the little file it just says accept. theres no obvious way to save. either that or im being SUPER silly.
any help on this would be greatly appreciated
If you use a file output node, when you press F12 to render, whatever is fed to the file output node will be saved in the location and format you set in the nodes properties.
If you use a Composite node as the final render you will then have to press F3 or use the Image / Save as Image menu option in the render window
Also notice which file-format you use. JPG, for example, does not have Alpha; PNG does. The file-format that is “intended” for mid-pipeline work is “MultiLayer OpenEXR.”