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Vincent Rossini asked ·

Background AOV

Can someone explain what should be found in the background AOV. I am quite certain that in earlier versions of Arnold 5, I was using the background AOV to store; for example a skydome and holdout of any geo in front of the skydome. However, now using MtoA 2.0.1.1 the background AOV is empty and skydomes are now found in the emission AOV. Is this a bug? or now the intended outcome?

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Stephen Blair answered ·

For the skydome light, that changed in Arnold 5.0.1.0:

https://support.solidangle.com/x/_BNSAw Skydome Light AOV: The skydome light is now output to direct light AOVs by default again as in Arnold 4. It can still be output to the indirect light AOV by enabling the skydome_light.aov_indirect parameter.
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Vincent Rossini answered ·

Thank you @Stephen Blair that did the trick! I never did notice that AOV Indirect checkbox on the Skydome node. When enabling it, the skydome is once again collected in the background AOV and removed from the emission AOV.

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