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This page gives information about the Unclamped Color Render Element.


The Unclamped Color Render Element is a color image that shows the original colors that were clamped or adjusted with Color Mapping. This render element is useful in the compositing process for enhancing extreme colors (very bright or very dark) or for shading the final image with the unclamped colors.

When Color Mapping is used, the values that are clamped depend on whether the Clamp output option has been enabled, as well as the rest of the Color Mapping parameters.

UI Path: ||Display Render Settings button|| > Render Elements tab > Unclamped Color





To use render elements, select from the Available render elements column and click the Add button to add the passes you wish to generate at render time. When you render the scene, the added render elements listed in the column on the right, will also render, which can be viewed from the VFB window's channel drop-down menu.

For more information on the parameters on this dialog, see the Render Elements tab page.



The parameters for this render element appear in the Attribute Editor under Extra V-Ray Attributes.

Enabled – When enabled, the render element appears in the V-Ray Virtual Frame Buffer.

Deep output – Specifies whether to include this render element in deep images.

Filename suffix – The text added to the end of the rendered file, when saved as a separate file (e.g. myrender.unclampedColor.vrimg).

Denoise – Enables the render element's denoising, provided the Denoiser render element is present.






Unclamped Color Render Element


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