Hi ET, you have no idea how excited I was to hear from you
I tried your suggestion about keeping all in one layer, along with a 2nd render layer (as Richard and you had suggested). It did work. It did finally show the isolated emitting board. Then I implemented the rest of the needed nodes for the glowing and put both render layers together with an Alpha Over, that’s it!
Not exactly pretty, but it works!
Now the only problem I have is that for some reason (there’s always something, it seems) when I try to reproduce the nodes setup and everything else with the actual final scene (a different file) the glow is not showing together with the box of donuts. Which makes no sense as I literally copy pasted the nodes from the dummie file where it is working.
This is an update. The previous one had the Composite node in a wrong place.
I must say though, I’m still curious as to why it would not worked with 1 render layer node, and only the 1st scene layer enabled as Price had it. Anyway…
Btw, I re edited this post with some helpful images, but they only show while in edit mode
I’ll try to re edit it later.