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Tim Portlock asked ·

making HDR skydome invisible to the render (maya)?

am getting up to speed on using the render setup in Maya with Arnold. I have been sorting geometry into different layers/groups. I am lighting the whole scene with an HDR Skydome light. When I render out the different collections the HDR skydome is still visible in each. I have watched several tutorials on the render setup and it almost appears as if the skydome is matted out by default when non-light objects are assigned to collections/layers. Does anyone have any idea what I am missing? I am using Maya 2020 with Arnold 4.0.3.

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Tim Portlock answered ·

That did it. Thank you. For some reason that is not in any of the tutorials, I have been looking at.

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Lee Griggs answered ·

You have reduced the skydome camera visibility to 0, right?

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