View Full Version : Mental Ray wont batch render PLEASE HELP
05-27-2007, 10:53 PM
I can't get mental ray to batch render. It renders the current frame fine. I set it to batch render and starts and then a few seconds later it says // Result: Rendering Completed. See Console for more information but nothing is render. I'm using a new Mac Core 2 Duo laptop.
Are you sure your start frame and end frame are set properly in your render settings dialogue? You probably need to change your file format from .tga to something like .#.tga in order to make these options available.
05-27-2007, 11:04 PM
Yes, it's set correctly. I can render a maya software render no problem.
05-28-2007, 04:13 AM
Try disabling any firewalls? They've been known to block MR in the past.
05-28-2007, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. My firewall was turned off. Any other ideas?
05-28-2007, 06:14 PM
r u on Intel Mac by any chance?
05-28-2007, 10:45 PM
yes, a Core 2 duo
05-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Not sure it you have the same problem but I've seen this already mentioned in a few other messages and the solution is to uncheck Optimize Non-animated Display Visibility in the Mental Ray render settings.
05-29-2007, 04:59 AM
I unchecked Optimize Non-animated Display Visibility and it still dosen't work. Any other ideas?
05-29-2007, 07:48 AM
Set your verbosity to a higher level (in the render>current frame options) and copy the output of the console window here. It chould give us a clearer idea of the problem...
05-29-2007, 12:14 PM
we had something simluar before, but it was in the file settings...
are you trying to render a big file, or maybe a big Rez ?
05-29-2007, 04:58 PM
I set the verbosity to Detailed Messages and did a test render. I opened the console window and it was blank. Did I miss something?
The file has 127,918 triangles and I'm rendering a 720 x 480 tiff sequence. The file size is 22 megs.
One thing I forgot to mention, I'm running Maya via Rosetta because of the MAC dongle issue.
Thanks for ideas so far. I really appreciate your effort.
05-29-2007, 06:07 PM
I don;t know mac nor rosetta so I'm, a little in the dark. Does your commandline output nothing? How does mr out put feed on a mac? I tmust saysoemthing, like at startup?
05-29-2007, 07:06 PM
your file dosnt seem to be that big
so the only remaing thing is your mental ray settings
try rendering a simple sphere as test and see if it goes
05-29-2007, 08:12 PM
I had a problem rendering with render layers on mray, could be that :P
05-29-2007, 10:52 PM
I finally contacted Autodesk and the I guess the issue was the dongle. They issued me a node locked license and now it is working correctly. Thanks for all of the suggestions. Maya 8.5 does not work well on intel MACs with a dongle!!!
05-29-2007, 10:52 PM
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