Compositing different environmental layers

Compositing clouds over wind flow makes it easy to hide or show internal processses.

Compositing clouds over wind flow makes it easy to hide or show internal processses.

Compositing is an efficient methodology for visualizing different layers of complexity in dynamic envrionmental scenes without the need to manipulate the total scenes before the next animation is produced. It works by separately producing animation channels for environmental processes like wind flow, cloud development, background dynamics like light/shade patterns cast by clouds etc. that all work together in the same system. By compositing these processes can easily be merged in any combination later on and one can even adjust effects like colour corrections or transparency for particular processses only or relative to the behaviour of the other processes.