RenderLayers

MaxScript Release 0.63 Beta Source FOR MAX 3 (3/7/2000)

Copyright (c) 1999-2000 by Borislav Petrov, Bobo's Rendert**ls. 

SHORT DESCRIPTION

RenderLayers (RL) is a custom-made Matte/Shadow Layer Manager.
It allows the setup and rendering of multiple object layers with
different output destinations for later compositing.
In addition, it now supports Render Passes (Ambient/Diffuse/Specular/Shadows).


HOW DOES IT WORK?

RenderLayers lets you generate any number of Layers, assign Object to these Layers and
setup individual Matte/Shadow material properties to each object in the Layer.
Each Layer has its own output destination and rendering options. After the setup,
you can render all Layers with a single click. Matte/Shadow materials are generated
and assigned at rendertime based on the Layer settings, and after that all original
materials are reassigned back to the objects, so the scene does not change.
The concept and workflow have been developed by Sebastian Frey and
Christian Haas (Filmakademie Germany).


FEATURES

Version 0.63 BETA (3/7/2000)

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 0.63 ?


Version 0.60 BETA (3/2/2000)

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 0.60 ?

RENDER PASSES EXAMPLE
 
DIFFUSE PASS
SPECULAR PASS
SHADOW PASS
AMBIENT PASS
COMPOSITE PASSES
(Diffuse + Specular) x Shadows
NORMAL MAX RENDERING
COMPOSITE PASSES
(Diffuse+Specular)-(0.2xShadows)
COMPOSITE PASSES
(Diffuse+(0.2xSpecular)-(0.2xShadows)
COMPOSITE PASSES
((Diffuse+Specular)xShadows)+(0.2xAmbient)
COMPOSITE PASSES
((Diffuse+Specular)xShadows)x0.8)+(0.2xAmbient)



Version 0.50 BETA (10/2/99)

WHAT HAPPENED TO VERSION 0.4x ?

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 0.50 ?

Version 0.32 BETA (7/2/99)

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS UPDATE?


Version 0.31 BETA (6/29/99)

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS UPDATE?


Version 0.21 BETA (6/26/99)

This Version fixes some problems with the first release (which refused to work in most cases ;o).
It also adds some goodies.

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS UPDATE?



Version 0.2 BETA (6/23/99)

This is the first official public version of the utility after an early internal v0.1 Pre-Preview.




INSTALLING RenderLayers

STARTING RL


THE RL HELPER

THE RL FLOATER

RENDERLAYERS SETUP ROLLOUT
  RENDERING BUTTONS GLOBAL RENDERING OPTIONS ROLLOUT
 

LAYER RENDERING OPTIONS

CURRENT LAYER SETTINGS ROLLOUT



DOWNLOAD RENDERLAYERS

Version 0.63 BETA Source