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This page provides details about the Atmospheric Effects Render Element and how it is used in compositing.



The Atmospheric Effects Render Element stores only atmospheric or volumetric participating media such as VRayEnvironmetFog. This render element can then be used to enhance or color-correct just the atmospheric component of the image during the compositing process.

When atmospheric effects or fog is included in a scene, they will render into the Beauty render element, and should also be output as the atmosphere channel for compositing use.





UI Path: ||Toolbar|| > V-Ray Menu icon > Render > VRayRenderElement > Type: Atmospheric Effects


The Atmospheric Effects render element has no controllable properties.




Common Uses  

The Atmospheric Effects Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of the atmosphere and volumetric effects in a rendered image using compositing or image editing software. Below is an example of its use. 



 Atmospheric Effects Render Element with fog generated by V-Ray Sun aerial perspective


Original Beauty composite




Color of atmosphere changed and intensity increased


Beauty composite with color of atmosphere changed and intensity increased



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