There is a simple way to export a deepexr file along with the usual multi-channel exr render as well.
- Create your AOVs and render layers as usual
- Add a new, custom AOV and call it for example: deep (this will be the name of the generated subfolder).
- Switch its driver to deepexr (don’t change any other settings for this driver, it’s ok by default)
A few things:
- If you just rendering in the Arnold render view (or Maya’s own render view) you’ll find the exr file and the deep folder (and its content) inside the project’s images/tmp folder. (With Arnold render view turn on the Save Final Images option.)
- Of course you can disable this AOV render layer by render layer:
add an override to your active render layer and than switch off the deep AOV.
- If you defined a folder name as a File name prefix (render settings -> common), a main folder called deep will be added next ot your render layer folders.
- With this method you’ll get a deepexr file with just the deep data, no colors whatsoever, so it is the most efficient way (the deep data file will be as small as possible).
- Rendering multiple render layers and sequences: If you using the basic Arnold licence (comes with Maya) use the Render Sequence command (Render menu) and turn on the All Render-Enabled Layers option.