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This page provides information on the Light Raw Render Element. 



The Light Raw Render Element, also known as Raw Lighting, stores the effects of direct lighting on scene objects with no diffuse components or GI contribution.

This is useful for adjusting the brightness of direct lighting during compositing.





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The Light Raw render element has no controllable properties.




Common uses

The Raw Lighting Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct lighting after rendering in a compositing or image editing software. Below are a couple of examples of its use. In this set of render elements, direct lighting affects the engine and its frame mount the most due to a strong sunlight in the scene.



The Raw Lighting Render Element


The Original Beauty Composite




Brightened Lighting Render Element


Brightened and tinted lighting Render Element




Brightened Lights


Raised and tinted Lights



Underlying Compositing Equation

 Light Raw x Diffuse = Lighting





  • This element is affected by matte surfaces which can produce unintended effects during compositing. The above compositing equation can be reversed to manually produce a Light Raw element without the effects of matte surfaces.
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