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Sometimes you need to make a lot of renders fast and don't want to do a lot of post production in a 2D software. That's where Blender's nodes are powerfull. We will see how to stick a logo on each render you make, instantly.
 
Sometimes you need to make a lot of renders fast and don't want to do a lot of post production in a 2D software. That's where Blender's nodes are powerfull. We will see how to stick a logo on each render you make, instantly.
  
First, you must get your logo in a picture file. I would suggest PNG to keep transparency (alpha) and details. We take this logo as example.
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== Logo ==
[[Image:logo.png]]
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Open Blender. Separate your 3d view and get a Node view.
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First, you must get your logo in a picture file format. [http://www.gimp.org Gimp] is a great tool to create your logo. I would suggest PNG to keep transparency (alpha) and details. We take this logo as example.
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[[Image:logo.png]]
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== Nodes ==
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Open Blender.  
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Separate your 3d view and get a Node view.  
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[[Image:logo-1.png|300px]]
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Activate the nodes in the composite mode.
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[[Image:logo-2.png|300px]]
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Now you have 2 panel boxes in this screen. The "Render Layers" is the result of the rendering process and "Composite" the final result after node composite work. So our purpose is to stick our logo between them.
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To achieve this we need two other panel boxes (also called "nodes"). Click "Add->Input->Image" entry in the menu to add one node for our logo. And click "Add->Color->AlphaOver" for the mix tool.
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Now we should have this screen:
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[[Image:logo-3.png|300px]]
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Click on "Open new" of the "Image" node and load our logo picture.
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Link nodes as follow:
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[[Image:logo-5.png|300px]]
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"ConvertPremul" should be "on" to have mooth transparency.
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To activate the node compositing, you must click on the "Do composite" button of the Render panel (F10). Start a render (F12).
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[[Image:logo-4.png|300px]]
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Ok ! You should have this result which shows your logo on your rendering picture.
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[[Image:logo-6.jpg|300px]]

Revision as of 16:42, 28 October 2006

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Sometimes you need to make a lot of renders fast and don't want to do a lot of post production in a 2D software. That's where Blender's nodes are powerfull. We will see how to stick a logo on each render you make, instantly.

First, you must get your logo in a picture file format. Gimp is a great tool to create your logo. I would suggest PNG to keep transparency (alpha) and details. We take this logo as example. Logo.png


Nodes

Open Blender.

Separate your 3d view and get a Node view.

Logo-1.png

Activate the nodes in the composite mode.

Logo-2.png

Now you have 2 panel boxes in this screen. The "Render Layers" is the result of the rendering process and "Composite" the final result after node composite work. So our purpose is to stick our logo between them.

To achieve this we need two other panel boxes (also called "nodes"). Click "Add->Input->Image" entry in the menu to add one node for our logo. And click "Add->Color->AlphaOver" for the mix tool.

Now we should have this screen:

Logo-3.png

Click on "Open new" of the "Image" node and load our logo picture.

Link nodes as follow:

Logo-5.png

"ConvertPremul" should be "on" to have mooth transparency.

To activate the node compositing, you must click on the "Do composite" button of the Render panel (F10). Start a render (F12).

Logo-4.png

Ok ! You should have this result which shows your logo on your rendering picture.

Logo-6.jpg