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batch render

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:18 pm
by gotoxy av-media
when i start batchrender in maya2009(win64-bit), the renderer switches from maxwell to mayasoftware and starts to render!

can somebody confirm that strange behavior?

this was no problem using maya2008(win64-bit)...

thx for feedback!

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:20 pm
by gotoxy av-media
nobody is using maya2009 and maxwell?

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:51 pm
by Mihnea Balta
It's a known bug, it will be fixed in the next build.

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:15 pm
by gotoxy av-media the next build...thank you Mihnea Balta

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:51 pm
by choo-chee
two months later and I have the same problem. When there will be a fix for that ? I need to render a few sequences!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:05 pm
by gotoxy av-media
:cry: jaja!

we have to go the old fashioned way and export a bunch of mxss...


Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:10 pm
by choo-chee
that's not funny, 100's of frames are not to be done manually

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:40 pm
by gotoxy av-media

1. export-mxs with animation checked in maya
2. start maxwell-render-app
3. load first mxs
4. fill-in desired animation-range
5. click render!

the worst case is that you need an extra HD, because of the huge amount of diskspace...

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:45 pm
by choo-chee
I did it but studio loads only the first MXS, I couldn't find how to tell it that there are others ... ?

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:06 pm
by gotoxy av-media
hi choo-chee,

do not use studio for rendering!
open maxell-render app instead...choose the lower left corner you will find the inputfield FRAMES

mxcl.exe -d

opens a blank maxwell-render window...

does it work?

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:18 pm
by choo-chee
how do you input frame numbers? I tried typing "1-50" yet it appears that MR changes the numbering of my it is:

[11/February/2009 16:14:41] Reading MXS:D:/farm/salon-detail1_0001.mxs
ERROR: - MXS file does not exist

ERROR: - Render Failed

my scenes are :

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:39 pm
by gotoxy av-media
in maya renderglobals under COMMON-tab choose name.#.ext and set framepadding to 4

so your files should be named:


now it should work!?!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:40 pm
by choo-chee
yeah thanx I try to just multi rename it for now to test your idea

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:46 pm
by choo-chee
Y O U A R E T H E M A N !!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:53 pm
by gotoxy av-media
happy rendering!

munch :D