The Lighting Render Element stores direct lighting information from lights in the scene, and materials as lit by the lighting. This render element can be used to brighten, lessen, or tint the direct lighting in a composite.

The V-Ray Lighting render element is the same as V-Ray Raw Light multiplied by V-Ray Diffuse. V-Ray Lighting is provided as a convenience to the compositor.

The Lighting Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct illumination after rendering in a compositing or image editing application. Below are a couple of examples of possible uses.

Lighting Render Element

Original Beauty Composite

Brightened Lights

Tinted Lights

Compositing Formula

V-Ray Raw Light x V-Ray Diffuse = V-Ray Lighting