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why cant we pause?
The pause button is there to haunt me I swear! I think it only works with scanline but wouldn't it be epic if you could pause a Vray render?
Is it not possible or something? Seems like a good thing to have, especially if you only have one PC to work/render on.
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6/28/2011 11:28:34 PM (last edit: 6/28/2011 11:43:43 PM)
Using max with both scanline and mental ray for more than a year and never though of a pause button, even tho my renders take a lot to finish on this slow clump of metal, but sounds cool
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6/28/2011 11:37:46 PM (last edit: 6/28/2011 11:37:46 PM)
It's annoying to have a greyed out pause button. I agree with that 100%.
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6/28/2011 11:38:27 PM (last edit: 6/28/2011 11:38:27 PM)
they used to have it enabled. it caused a bunch of issues due to the limited ability for them to do much via the button (hard coded for scanline and mR).
i've been thinking recently to request a "continue from last bucket location" feature that would let you start the render back up from the last buckets that finished.
you'd have to do all the pre-processing again but you wouldn't need to re render the buckets all over again. it would only work for tile capable formats (like exr) but you should be working with those anyway.
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6/29/2011 12:11:06 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 12:11:06 AM)
I don't see why it would only work for tiled formats. If all the data is in the framebuffer the file can just be overwritten. Very cool idea though!
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6/29/2011 12:14:20 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 12:14:20 AM)
might become problematic when you think about renders around 10k and up... dont want that loaded in the memory constantly.
then you add in the need for render elements and exr's are then the only option.
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6/29/2011 1:57:51 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 1:57:51 AM)
I always thought that option became enabled in sequences (ie, multiple frames), perhaps I am wrong.
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6/29/2011 2:27:20 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 2:27:20 AM)
wait wha...? worked fine for me lat time i tried using mr
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6/29/2011 2:34:27 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 2:34:27 AM)
why would you want to pause ?
I mean... cant you stop close and then start rendering again from the last frame you rendered?
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6/29/2011 4:14:46 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 4:14:46 AM)
I'm talking about still images. If you have only one PC and you wanted to check your email or what ever you could pause. I just wondered why this hasn't been implemented.
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6/29/2011 9:44:23 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 9:44:23 AM)
You can change the priority in the Task manager of the Max exe to below normal. This lets me do email/browsing/photoshop while rendering.
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6/29/2011 10:06:13 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 10:06:13 AM)
what nik said
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6/29/2011 10:24:31 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 10:24:31 AM)
I've never had any luck with that, or even assigning one core to max and another core to photoshop for example, rendering always seems to hog the whole machine :(
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6/29/2011 10:30:06 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 10:30:06 AM)
They made a change to mental ray a few revisions ago that made it far worse for multitasking.
I have asked Autodesk and Mental Images repeatedly to allow Max to control the processor usage when rendering. I was starting to think that I'm the only person this has annoyed.
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6/29/2011 10:35:24 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 10:35:39 AM)
I don't mind it so much at work as I have 5 PC's at my disposal. But at home when I only have 1 PC, and the render time isn't urgent I would love to be able to multi task comfortably.
Maybe if we shake enough fists it will happen :)
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6/29/2011 11:14:38 AM (last edit: 6/29/2011 11:14:38 AM)
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