TUTORIAL: Using Cryptomattes in Blender!

I love Blender…

And, no I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m really starting to like the compositor.

Don’t get me wrong, it ain’t no Nuke, Fusion or, perish the subscription fee, After Effects, but it’s pretty on the money for a lot of stuff.

And the cryptomatte node is awesome. Plain awesome. No scratch that, there’s nothing “plain” about cryptomattes.

And they’re a little difficult to get your head around when you try to use them for the first time, so here’s my explanation tutorial with a very basic scene – threw it together in a couple of hours so it’s nothing brilliant – showing how you implement it to change not only a mesh, but also a material.

Take a look at the video below to find out more. Better still, subscribe to the channel and you’ll see a new one of these every week. Sometimes a “One by One” where we talk about what each part of blender does – at the moment we are concentrating on modifiers – other times tutorials on specific things or quick tips to make your life easier.

You want to see something not here? Then let me know in the comments. I’m always keen to help out where I can.

Take care and stay safe.