In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Normal Pass to improve the lighting of your VFX elements in the compositing stage.
So, let's start with a simple definition: What is a Normal Pass? A Normal Pass is a render pass that helps you figure out the orientation of surfaces in your 3D render. This is important because it allows you to control any aspect of your scene better.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Normal Pass to help add lighting to VFX elements during the compositing stage. This tutorial will show you how to do this in 3 of the most widely used compositing software programs available today and features one of our newest collections, Assorted Trees.
This Normal Pass Lighting tutorial will cover the following compositing softwares:
- Adobe After Effects (using the Normality plugin)
- The Foundry’s Nuke
- Fusion in DaVinci Resolve
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