I would like to batch render multiple views using clipping planes. Is that possible?
I basically have an architectural model and would like to render floor plans at different levels and several sections using batch rendering. However, as it’s ‘batch rendering’, I cannot each time set the clipping planes to be turned on or off.
Hi Tsukasa -
There is no batch rendering in plain Rhino. If you are batch rendering now, that means that you are using some tool to do that, and, perhaps, you could request the developer of that tool to provide for that. Other than that, batch rendering with clipping planes is probably scriptable…
You go with snapshots. Setup your clipping planes for every snapshot, and then use the V-Ray Batch Render to render the snapshots. _BatchRenderNamedViews may not work in principle with V-Ray, since the renderer always renders asynchronously. That command depends on _Render to return once the renderer finishes. However V-Ray will return once the renderer has started rendering.
Thank you so much Nikolay and sorry for my late reply.
When saving a snapshot, what should I tick when saving? Should I tick all or are there things that I definitely not need to save? And how may I select the correct clipping plane to be on for each snapshot?
Also, when batch rendering, at the moment, when I select a file after clicking on the Batch Render Panel, the list of saved views is displayed. Does it mean that snapshots will be displayed there together with the saved views if the selected file includes saved snapshots?
Thanks a lot it makes perfect sense! Last question (I think!), is it possible to batch render multiple snapshots but have different render output (eg. image width/height, or for example environmental fog on/off) for each snapshot?
I’mtrying to use Snapshot with Vray but isn’t working.
Both are fully updated to the last version but when I add my scene with snapshots saved in the Batch tool doesn’t show the snapshot names.
Let’s make a thing clear. The V-Ray Batch Renderer is file-based batch renderer. Adding the current model via the shortcut menu, only adds the current file, and reads from that file, as it was saved last time.
When you click the play button it may close your file if the first file in the queue is not the currently opened file. That’s why you will get the “save your changes” message.