I have a bongo2/rhino5 animation that uses camera to path and target to object constraints. I screen captured my physical camera settings, output size settings and the bongo animation settings (total ticks, frame size/rate, etc).
Using 3 distributed systems with 56 cores. My rendering client system took a Windows 10 update during the middle of the night and rebooted leaving me 2 days in to a 4 day render. I re-setup the physical camera to match my saved settings, verified the frame size matches. Then restarted the bongo animation, made sure I had same settings for frame rate and selected the remaining range of frames to continue the rendering job.
However no matter how I tinker with it, I do not get a smooth transition from the last frame rendered before the windows update, and the first frame rendered after restarting. The camera position and focal length are not the same!
What am I missing? Is there any other settings I need to be aware of? How do I avoid starting over and throwing away all my work? I am assuming that I should be able to restart at the exact same point and continue with no hysteresis.
I am assuming that there is another setting somewhere that is different but the only thing I changed from my default settings is the camera lens length was altered from 40 to 35 and output size adjusted.
Would be cool if all the exact settings were saved in a progress file when the animation is running and I could point to that settings file and have bongo continue exactly where it left off. I am a SW architect with 30 years of experience and know that there must be a way to continue from exactly where it stopped!
Please help! I have restarted the rendering where it left off but already know there will be a discontinuity at the transition between the two rendering sessions. now afraid that I will need to re-render the first half again since they don’t match. So if I can’t restart reliably and restart the first half later, I will need to start all over.