I’m doing a scene that has metal dome lamps hanging from a ceiling. I rendered the lamps separately from the bulbs for compositing in After Effects.
I rendered all the diffuse, glossy, AO, alpha, and depth passes for the lamps.
I rendered the alpha, depth, and emission passes for the bulbs.
So, they’re their own separate AE layers. How do I get the bulbs back inside the lamps? I’m assuming with mask layers from inside Blender, but I have no idea how they work. Do I check the layer box for the lamps on my “bulbs” render layer? How do I get the mask layer frames out of Blender and into After Effects?
I’m walking on new ground here, so any help would be greatly appreciated!