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Colour Pass

A colour pass is one possible layer of a multi-layered render pass. It may also be known as a beauty pass or a diffuse pass, but all refer to the same thing.

It is the main render. In the case of rendering done in a single pass, it is the only layer considered. All basic illumination, texturing and basic lighting is included in this pass. Other, more complex effects will not usually be included in this primary pass, due to their specialised nature. If they are included, it is typically in a secondary or tertiary pass, for efficiency.

See Also: Render Pass, Highlight Pass, Reflection Pass, Shadow Pass, Depth Pass, Lighting Pass, Depth Pass, LOD

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Related Dictionary Entries for Colour Pass:

Beauty Pass

Colour Pass

Diffuse Pass


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The colour of minerals
Interesting paper on the various causes of a mineral's particular colour.

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Processing an Avatar's Facial Colour
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology have discovered that the human bain processes the colour of a face separately to the features of that face. This is an interesting development, especially when placed in the context of crafting personalised avatar forms for AI sales agents and other interactive AI in virtual space.

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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Blending Displays with Drapes
There are several potential ways this display is working. One of the simplest and most plausible is a colour e-paper display behind a completely transparent display medium. The e-paper handles the picture, 'refreshing' the colour display to a matt black when the layer in front, the graphical display is activated. As soon as that deactivates, the 'oil' is re-drawn. Simple, elegant, and still far beyond us.

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Six ways to build robots that do humans no harm
NewScientist reports on six hypothetical ways to make robotic beings that will not harm humans. Not that any of them are likely to come to pass.

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AI researchers believe 'Rascals' can pass Turing test
Passing the Turing test -the holy grail of artificial intelligence, whereby a human conversing with a computer can't tell it's not human- may now be possible via VR with a Blue Gene supercomputer, according to AI experts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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What's in a name? ...a demotion for the darling concept of the real
Virtual always suggests unreal, or imaginary. A virtual entity can pass for, a real thing but is less than the real thing itself. Sounds like a nice statement. Are we really so sure its true?

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Cranial Nerves
There are twelve cranial nerve pairings (making 24 nerves in total) which split out from the brain, and move to cover the needs of the cranium and face, rather than make their way down through the central spinal cord. These nerves are important to consider, as most are of critical importance to sensory data, yet do not pass through the central cord, and so cannot be intercepted at the same juncture.

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A Sterile World
Smell is a sense often overlooked in a virtual world. Developers discount its importance, as a minor sense, when in truth we rely on it as an input channel to flesh out the world around us. Scents carry on the breeze, and they are with us all the time: from the perfumed odours of pollen blowing in the wind, to the pong as you pass a full dustbin, to the aroma of freshly cooked food wafting out of a pub.

This book?s author essentially sees CGI imagery as the next great art-form. This book, is an art book, filled with lavish full colour spreads of image captures from passive VR. Both TV and feature film type.

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Large Image Display: Animatrix: A Detective Story: The Red Queen
As 'Find the Red Queen' shows, a world with a palette leaning towards the dark and depressive, does not have to be entirely gray scale. A little splash of colour, can have impact without seeming too out of place, providing it is grainy, dirty, and somewhat washed out, just like the rest of the world.


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Colour is normally thought of as a fundamental attribute of an object: a red Corvette, a blue lake, a pink flamingo. Yet despite this popular notion, new research suggests that our perception of colour is malleable, and relies heavily on bi...

Revolutionary new transparent lenses have been developed by researcher Chunye Xu, a chemical engineer at the University of Washington at Seattle, which can change colour on demand, from clear to any colour of the spectrum.


E Ink Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, says it will be demonstrating a colour version of its e-paper at the Society for Information Display conference in San Antonio, Texas, on 31 May, and that products based on its colour e-paper w...

Philips Research has developed a novel colour e-paper technology that opens up new design opportunities for personalizing electronic devices. This means that the colour and appearance, of the device?s surface, for example an MP3 player or m...

University of Toronto researchers have created a full colour display medium that is made from just one single material stretched over it?s surface. Almost paper thin, and extremely flexible, it may well hold the key for low-cost flexible di...