Hi All --
I am going to attempt to do my first composited animation, and need some advice. The scene will involve my "animated soap bubble" (in the animation thread), interacting with the "grass" and "sky" still render(s).
Basically, what I want to do is render the grass and sky, then use that "pic" in an animation of the soap bubble descending and popping. I realize that somehow I must use the effects catcher for the shadows, but all of this is new to me.
What I am trying to do here is reduce my rendering time from days to hours - because the displaced grass texture will not change, so why wait the extra 1/2 hour per frame to calculate the grass...
Am I going about this in the right direction ? If not, then other ideas are welcome.
TY -------> Bill
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