I don’t know how many of you have seen this, but compositing in Blender is about to get a whole lot better - well beyond what we’ve been playing with in CVS versions. See these partial release notes for upcoming version 2.43 here:
Overview of changes since 2.42:
And to the to do list for 2.44:
Make multilayer exr files a (animation) render output option. Integrate multilayer exr files with our Image system, so the compositor can read it. Add options in the Image window to view RenderLayers or multilayer exr files.
Does anyone on this forum know the who’s or what’s responsible for the recent Quantum leap in Blender’s development cycle? I wouldn’t be surprised if George Lucas has a hand in this, as he is directly responsible for 3D animation technology and openexr development. I understand that goolgle has been making grants via their “Summer of Code” and that Elephant’s Dream attracted a lot of attention. At the rate that this software is advancing it may not be much longer before it becomes self aware, determines that humans are virulent, and begins plotting our destruction.