How to Work With Octane Z-Depth, Properly

SilverwingVFX offers a close look into Octane Z-Depth AOVs in Cinema 4D, including the best settings.

AOVs or Arbitrary Output Variables are great for getting material for the compositing process. Some AOVs may feel like they could be more tricky, including the Z-Depth output. This new tutorial from SilverwingfVFX (Raphael Rau) offers a closer look into working with Octane Z-Depth.

Rau covers settings and likely some things you did not know before. The tutorial offers a simple way to follow along and gives good insight into this peculiar AOV.

Rau often takes specific rendering techniques and does a deep dive showing off things like working with nested dielectricsray switch nodes, and working with cryptomatte.

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