- Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:19 pm
When using the default render output, the process is this:
- maxwell.exe runs and writes the specified output image file
- after maxwell.exe is closed, we load the image file and pass the data to Max
- Max saves the image file again with the data we gave it, overwriting the file created by Maxwell
This is a bit redundant, but most of the times it works fine, so you can just use the render output box. However, if you try to create EXR files with embedded channels, Max will break them. Maxwell writes the file correctly, but Max overwrites it with a version containing only the color channel (we give it all the channels, but it doesn't know what to do with them).
When you use the override setting, we never give the image back to Max, so it doesn't re-save anything.