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Daily Blender Tip 345: Cryptomatte


Jan van den Hemel writes:

The Cryptomatte render pass and matching node are a game-changer when it comes to masking by objects and materials. No more rendering several layers of your scene, you can render it all at once and then use Cryptomatte to do precise masking. Check out how to use it in this quick video.

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Jan van den Hemel

Hi, my name is Jan and I help companies by creating short videos for their websites and internal use, mostly as a freelancer for agencies. I post daily one-minute tutorials for Blender users and wrote the popular "Blender Secrets" e-books.


  1. Wow thank you! Waited a long time for a short tutorial for cryptomatte!
    Is there an option to export the cryptomatte to use it outside of blender??

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