if i had to render a lot i used to generate a simple macro with grasshopper. i could simply copy the data and paste it into the rhino console or drag n drop the output txt-file into the rhino viewport.
instead of cameras or namedviews i always set up spotlights with
with the new cycles render plugin this process doesn’t quite work. sample count got to have a max value of course. but when it has finished sampling, the render window won’t close with the command
_CloseRenderWindow, i will still have to manually click the “stop rendering” button and then my macro will continue. of course i don’t want to interfere manually after every rendering.
is there a workaround?
or even better: will there be a native solution for batch rendering with cycles? maybe somehow connected to this?
never tried scripting - would that provide a solution for now?
btw, i haven’t worked with cameras jet. what can a camera do that my spotlight-method can’t? i guess i’m missing something, right?
here are the files.
the gh-file that generates the macro and a rhino-file with four spotlights which are accordingly named. just change file-destination and file-name in the gh-def.
makro_gen_render 15.gh (7.9 KB)
batchrender 001.3dm (177.5 KB)