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bh_brain
11-30-2004, 01:54 PM
Okay, I know how to render one of these files but I exported 10 frames and I am not able to get all these 10 frames to be rendered in one piece. What I have to do to render these is:

ray3 frame1.mi2 frame2.mi2 ... frame10.mi2

But how can I do this without typing all the filenames? There must be an option because there is the -render command which lets me select the frames to be rendered.

Thanks for your help.

EdHarriss
11-30-2004, 03:22 PM
- Your best bet might be to create incremental MI2 files rather than a file for every frame.
- With incremental checked only the first frame of the sequence is completely echoed. For subsequent frames, only the difference between the current frame and the last is echoed. When you echo MI2 files incrementally, they are output as a single large file.

bh_brain
11-30-2004, 07:04 PM
Thanks, I will try that tomorrow. Somehow I must have mist the incremental checkbox.

Vertizor
11-30-2004, 08:08 PM
If you're rendering from the command line couldn't you have just done:

$ ray3 *.mi2

bh_brain
11-30-2004, 08:50 PM
This doesn't function.

Vertizor
11-30-2004, 09:00 PM
My mistake.

bh_brain
12-01-2004, 07:57 AM
No Problem. I tried that with various constellations and none worked. ray3 isn't able to work with wildcards, I think.

wmendez
12-02-2004, 02:49 AM
Type ray3 -help for a full list of usable commands

bh_brain
12-02-2004, 08:46 AM
I know that, thanks. I have the handbook with all the commands.

My problem is solved, besides. It was the incremental thing that helped.

When will I see performance improvements with ray3? I rendered a simple scene and the ray3 rendering was a bit slower then rendering directly with XSI. Where is the advantage of mi2 files?

Atyss
12-02-2004, 02:04 PM
I know that, thanks. I have the handbook with all the commands.

My problem is solved, besides. It was the incremental thing that helped.

When will I see performance improvements with ray3? I rendered a simple scene and the ray3 rendering was a bit slower then rendering directly with XSI. Where is the advantage of mi2 files?
Stability (understand: reliability) and flexibility. At any point you can edit the file.

Cheers
Bernard

bh_brain
12-02-2004, 03:32 PM
Thanks a lot.

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