A Quick Overview of Arnold AOVs and After Effects

Meghdad Asadi Covers a Quick Overview of Render Passes With Arnold AOVs and Compositing Them With After Effects

Check out this quick and concise overview for creating render passes with Arnold AOVs (Arbitrary Output Variables) system. If you are just getting started with rendering and compositing, this short tutorial from Meghdad Asadi can get you up to speed. Asadi makes a case for rendering with render passes and why the process is a common practice in the industry.

Also covered is how to take the Arnold AOVs and composite them back into the final rendered image using After Effects. Everything related is simple concepts, but important ones to drive home for people who are just getting a footing with rendering techniques.

AOV’s offer a way to render various components of the image. Arnold provides a lot of standard AOVs for spitting out positions passes, motion vectors, depth, and others.


More Tutorials That Focus On Arnold AOVs

Looking to dive further into render passes with Arnold? Check out these other tutorials from previous posts:

ILM Lighting TD Arvid Schneider has a couple of tutorials covering the process in Autodesk Maya. Working with Arnold And Maya’s Render Setup and Rendering and Compositing with Arnold AOVs.

3D Artist Yone Santana walks through the basics that you need for working with render setup and AOVs with Arnold Maya.

Mograph Plus’ Kamel Khezri showed how to create Custom AOVs and Object Masks With Arnold C4D.

and Inlifethrill Design’s Dobromir Dyankov took a look at understanding Object-Based AOV’s in Arnold C4D.