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Issue 5296
Add more control options to Background Renderer
Please see Slide 1 for proposed draft of Background Renderer (BR) interface

End user should be able to execute a single .mi file in the batch and render the whole or partial list of frames.

Frames range

Number of options here:

1. Process all frames regardless of which .mi was selected
2. or only currently selected (single frame render)
3. or currently selected and all consecutive to the end of the batch

Unprocessed only - only render frames which was not previously rendered (could be figured out from the presence of the corresponding frame images in the export folder)
Stop after.. - Specify how many frames user wants to render (applicable for All Frames and Current Frame + Consecutive). A default "-1" value would be equal to "do not stop"

Another option is to allow multiple frames selection directly form a folder (1,2 and 3 in this case could be grayed out or simply ignored).
Unprocessed only and Stop after should be obeyed. In case of multiple frames selected (and single too for this matter) I would like to have a BR option in Context menu:

See Slide 2


Override options


While I have listed only a few (a bare minimum I would like to see), I would not mind to see here as many as possible - the more the merrier!
Pretty much self-explanatory - Override Scene Options is selected .mi files with specified values.

Last iteration was proposed by justaviking



Log Settings


Proposed by wires
Also self-explanatory. Point to the specified folder where user would want to have logs.
RL could figure out logs naming convention (with name of the batch and date/timestamp to have it unique)
OS: Windows 10
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Submitted by4u2ges
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COMMENTS (5)
justaviking
Cross-referencing for your convenience...

Issue #5385:
https://www.reallusion.com/FeedBackTracker/Issue/Put-the-render-Options-into-a-separate-mi-file-to-make-it-more-friendly-for-animation-sequences



Currently being implemented as an "options.ini" file rather than a .mi file.
4u2ges
Such an advanced control (or similar to control Settings.ini) is a must in the future Iray updates
4u2ges
Maybe we need to open an FT issue to fix FT. Edit capability is a must. I have a bad habit to write something quickly and hit submit. And then check grammar/semantics thereafter. :)
justaviking
I wish we could EDIT Comments that we add to an Issue.

WHAT I WROTE:
If this suggestion cannot be well-implemented, the "Skip" capability will still be good.

WHAT I MEANT TO WRITE:
If this suggestion cannot be well-implemented in the very near future, the "Skip" capability will still be good as an interim solution.
justaviking
+1
An excellent suggestion.

I have something I'd like to ADD to this suggestion, and that is the ability to SKIP previously-rendered files.

I wrote it up separately.  If this suggestion cannot be well-implemented, the "Skip" capability will still be good.  However, I really like 482ges' suggestion, and would like to see the "Skip" option added to it, maybe as a default.

Issue #5297:  https://www.reallusion.com/FeedBackTracker/Issue/Add-a-Skip-previously-rendered-files-option-the-Iray-Background-Renderer

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