How To Use OpenEXR Render Passes | After Effects

Using OpenEXR render passes in After Effects can be tricky, but this tutorial will provide you with the tips and tricks you need to perfect your next project.

As VFX artists, we are always looking to make our projects as real as possible. This week’s After Effects tutorial will provide you with a few quick tips on how to provide the best detail when compositing with OpenEXR render passes.

We’re using our Ground Bursts elements in this tutorial, but these techniques will apply for all multi-channel OpenEXR files.


This After Effects Tutorial Focuses on OpenEXR Render Passes:

How to use the Depth Pass
How to use the Normal Pass
How to blend the Ground Edge
How to add burnt marks to the Bottom Ground

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and were able to discover new ways to better composite our VFX stock footage into your projects.

Be sure to check out the rest of our tutorials to learn great tips and tricks to sharpening your compositing skills.

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