The Wire Color Render Element stores the wireframe color of the object. The color is flat, with no highlights or shadows. This render element can be used to generate masks for objects for use in compositing.

Use Wire Color when you wish to separate objects by wireframe color rather than by Object ID or Material ID.

Common Uses

The Wire Color Render Element is commonly used to create a mask for objects in a scene for color correction or color grading. In the example below, a matte was created for the floor and then used to change the color of the floor by using color correction in composite.

Wire Color Render Element

Matte generated from purple wire color
of the Wire Color Render Element

Original Beauty Composite

Color correction of floor using matte