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Mental Ray Render Elements
show user profile  tomphillipsarchi
Hi everyone,

I have a simple and yet very complex question...

How can I 'truly' get the render elements in 3dsmax2015 to render without the whole scene...???

I have read copious forums and hope someone here knows a solution as my render has made significant progress (it is monstrous) and i wish to render a few passes after without having to start it all over again (approx 24 hours final gather time)

Thanks in advance...
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11/5/2014 12:13:56 AM (last edit: 11/5/2014 12:13:56 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Render elements are used for rendering out various maps and effects, not objects to my knowledge but as a starting point you should pre calculate and use final gather maps to store your lighting calculations to disk. This will speed up render times a ton. I mean a TON

The problem is when you render a beauty copy you cant just render an element and place it back in the scene - this is why you break everything up and composite it later. This gives more control over individual layers but you can also optionally render out new maps and objects to replace what you need assuming you planned in advance.

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11/12/2014 6:40:25 AM (last edit: 11/12/2014 6:40:25 AM)
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