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Boost a render

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, September 19, 2013 Under: Tips
Hey all!

Writing these tips take a whole lot longer than I thought they would, hahaha. Today's is a quick one, but wow, can it boost a render!

Many times, we have a render that just does not cooperate. Though it looks cool, it still ends up being a bit too dark, like this one:

In these instances, we need a level boost of Brightness and Contrast, but there is a node for Hue Saturation and Value. Value is a great level booster of the Brightness and Contrast. You can find it under the Color category. Just see the before and after below:

< Before - After >  
Of course you can do this effect as many times as you feel is needed, but this one just needed a good boost and it looks much better.

You can easily apply this to your entire render sequence in the Node Editor by going into compositing:
 > Remove everything after enabling the use of nodes
 > Add an Image Node and set up as Image Sequence
 > Add a File Output Node and select your saving locations
 > Add a Viewer Node
 > Add a Hue Saturation Value node, set Value to whatever you need and if you need more than one of these nodes, add as many as you need. Do remember that you can't over value this setting in a single node, like setting it to 8. 2 is Value's max value.
 > When you're happy with the result, simply click Animation in the Render Settings and it will apply the same effect to the whole sequence

My set-up looked like this, because I only had one frame and didn't therefore need a File Output Node:

Hope this helps you a lot as well!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Tags: value  boost  overall  level  better  beautiful  dark render  improve  any engine  batch processing  blender  node editor  compositing 

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