chapter  16
Compositing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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COMPOSIT ING IS A POST-PRODUCTION process crit ical to the workf low of many art ists creating complex animations in any industry. The main purpose of composit ing is to save time and simpli fy work in the creation of an animation. Rather than spending an enormous amount of t ime sett ing up complex effects and rendering animations in a brute-force method where the entire animation is rendered as a whole, composit ing involves the rendering of layers, or elements, which are later combined, or composited, in special software that runs outside of 3ds Max.