There’s a new version of appleseed 2.1 which brings support for popular automated render ID matte generation system Cryptomatte via a pair of new Cryptomatte AOVs.
For those of you unfamiliar with the system, it allows generating ID maps that work even in the presence of transparency, depth of field and motion blur.
The team has also added render checkpointing, a mechanism to resume multi-pass renders after they were interrupted. You can add more rendering passes to a finished render.
What is more, the tool now has the ability to compile OSL source shaders on the fly. The team exposed this feature in the Blender plugin.
There’s a new fisheye lens camera model with support for equisolid angle, equidistance, stereographic and Thoby projections.
You can learn more here.