View Full Version : MR batch render time

03-28-2007, 02:51 PM
Is there a way to see how long a render takes when I do it via Batch Render with Mental Ray?

03-29-2007, 03:43 PM
is it just not possible to do?

thx in advance

03-29-2007, 05:02 PM
Are you looking for a total time to render, a single frame render time, or an estimate on how long till it's finished?

03-29-2007, 06:17 PM
total time rendered and single frame rendered. :D

03-29-2007, 06:27 PM
I've never tried to see if the built in batch can display this info but I know almost every batch render program displays it (such as smedge or the free netrender from highend3d)

03-29-2007, 11:55 PM
The wallclock shows it

If rendering from command line turn on verbosity -v 5
You will probably need to pipe the output into a file to be able to read it later

eg: render -r mr -s 1 - e 10 -v 5 test.mb >> log.txt

If rendering from within Maya turn on logging (i think its in translation) in the mental ray options and then look in the
mayarenderlog.txt in my documents/Maya

or just look at the timestamp on the rendered file :-D

03-30-2007, 02:10 PM
You might even get time with a verbosity level of 4, or with as it is called, the Info messages level. 5 is the Progress messages level.

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