Author Topic: Managing Max's file output system  (Read 2613 times)

2018-03-09, 11:11:47

WAcky

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Hiya,

After coming from vray (with a vray specific render save-out function) and now using Corona, I'm struggling with Max's render saving functionality. I can't seem to find anywhere in the Corona setup that allows me to save out a multilayered exr/cxr without using the VFB. The desire is to use Backburner and end up with one of these multilayered exr/cxr for each render.

It seems like I have to use max's native file saving system which is annoyingly linked to the elements and how they behave. Not only do I get a multilayered exr/cxr but a bunch of extra renders for all the elements. Is there any max function or script that helps to strip the paths, set the paths and generally manage how max handles saving of elements? Or is there a way to just get Corona to save out the multilayered exr/cxr without using the frame buffer?

Also using rebus lately it seems the checker forces me to have all the elements save out which is a pain if I've stripped out the elements' paths as re-doing them can take an age...

Cheers,
James


2018-03-13, 10:20:44
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maru

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Hi, we already have a feature to save cxr without the elements logged in our internal tracker. It seems that this is especially problematic for the users when rendering through 3rd party managers like Backburner or Deadline.

I am not sure how much Backburner can be manipulated, but if this is helpful in any way to you, you can:
1) Override the file output path through maxscript to make it empty: rendOutputFilename=""
2) Use CoronaRenderer.CoronaFp.dumpVfb "c:/yourfilename.cxr" maxscript command to dump the cxr file without extra render element files

We are planning to implement an elegant way to do it at some point (probably similar to what V-Ray has).


As to the Rebus question - you should probably contact Rebus about it. If you wish, you can send us a support ticket to support@corona-renderer.com , and we will contact Rebus on your behalf.
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2018-03-13, 13:15:27
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WAcky

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Hey Maru,

Great to hear something is in the works. I have talked to rebus and they can intervene manually but the upcoming feature you've mentioned sounds great :)

Thanks for replying, and thanks for the tips.

Cheers,
James

2022-02-04, 14:47:57
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