The Self Illumination Render Element isolates self-illuminated materials, including V-Ray Area Mesh Light, objects with the V-Ray Advanced Material Luminosity Layer. This render element is useful for brightening or color-correcting self-illuminated materials in the final composite.

The Self Illumination Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of self-illuminated surfaces after rendering in compositing or image editing software. Below are two examples of its use.

Self Illumination Render Element

Original Beauty Composite

Color of self-illuminated surface changed in composite

Intensity of self-illuminated surface reduced in composite

Compositing Formula

The V-Ray Self Illumination Render Element is added to the Beauty render to form the final image.

This element contains only the light geometry itself, not the light emitted from it. Lighting information is contained in the Lighting Render Elements.