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Rendering multiple scenes overnight?
show user profile  capone
How would I go about setting off multiple scenes of rendering overnight? So that it finishes a render, loads up a scene and renders that and so on? I have Max 2013.
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12/13/2013 7:18:07 AM (last edit: 12/13/2013 7:18:07 AM)
show user profile  donvella
use backburner, it comes with max.

second option >

open up as many max scenes as you want (lets go with 3), open task manager > set the affinity to 4 cores for each 3dsmax.exe > Assuming you have a 12 core machine you could have 3 renders running simultaniously with 4 render buckets per frame.




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12/13/2013 7:54:13 AM (last edit: 12/13/2013 7:55:53 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Option 2 is quite sneaky - thats pretty clever. Might it cause a shortage of RAM on some renders though?




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12/13/2013 8:43:15 AM (last edit: 12/13/2013 8:43:15 AM)
show user profile  capone
Backburner sounds about right. Found this tutorial. Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZrwtzR4SU

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12/13/2013 4:38:11 PM (last edit: 12/13/2013 4:38:27 PM)
show user profile  br0t
Backburner is the best choice, but if you are having problems with it (which is not that unlikely, as everyone dealing with backburner probably knows) a simple script could do the job as well. If your maxfiles are all setup for rendering and you have made sure the image files dont yet exist (to avoid Confirm Overwrite popup which will pause the rendering), you can use this:


maxfiles = #(
@"C:\Users\Christoph\Desktop\batch\myMaxfile01.max",
@"C:\Users\Christoph\Desktop\batch\myMaxfile02.max",
@"C:\Users\Christoph\Desktop\batch\myMaxfile03.max",
@"C:\Users\Christoph\Desktop\batch\myMaxfile04.max",
@"C:\Users\Christoph\Desktop\batch\myMaxfile05.max" -- The last item must have no comma!
)

for maxfile in maxfiles do
(
loaded = loadMaxFile maxfile quiet:True
if loaded do
max quick render
)

never get low & slow & out of ideas


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12/13/2013 5:06:05 PM (last edit: 12/13/2013 5:13:26 PM)
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