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03 March 2004, 02:53 AM

I'm currently studying Maya Fundamentals. I have completed a project and am ready to render it.

My problem is when I try to render via Render>Batch Render, Maya renders the perspective and not my camera.

The camera I wish to render is called "BoatCamara". I set it to "BoatCamara" in the Render Globals window & still get the same problem.

How can I render my entire animation (360 frames) with "BoatCamara" view?

I am a beginner & any help is greatly appreciated...


03 March 2004, 07:53 AM
this is know behaviour of maya and i don't know if there's a workaround for this, but you should consider to always go for command-line rendering, when doing something serious.-

you can override every single aspect of your renders by setting the desired flags.

do the following:

open up the shell (windows command-line)

type -> render -s 0 -e 360 -b 0 -cam BoatCamera C:\..\maya\scenes\scenefile.mb -rd C:\renderDir

the render command envokes mayas standard renderer, if you want to go with mentalRay you'll have to look up the corresponding command from the manual.

-e -s -b specifies the start and end frames and their padding in between.

-cam cameraName overrides the camera settings from the render globals.

X:\..\filename.mb is the location and name of your scenefile.

-rd X:\..\renderDirName explicitly chooses the directory for your final output. if you don't set this flag, images will go to your standard render directory (i.g. ..\maya\images).

hope this helps! :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 11:33 AM
Could you make sure that the only renderable camera is "BoatCamara" ?

03 March 2004, 06:01 PM
in the attrib. editor of the persp camera, go to Output Settings and disable RENDERABLE... es. if you have 3 cameras and want to render 3 shoot (1 from left, one for top...blah blah) check this attribute and batch--- whan i was young i starting with a couple of frames (10) and check how the batch works....


03 March 2004, 10:37 PM
rollmops, Elvis...

Thanks for the advice.

Your suggestions worked.

I'll check my 1st render in F-Check to see the results.

consider to always go for command-line rendering, when doing something serious.-


I didn't try from the command-line yet. I'm very poor with the command-line. But if I'm able to do this, it should be an asset to future renders.

I'll try a 10 frame render from comman-line to see if it works.



03 March 2004, 10:18 AM
I'm very poor with the command-line

i'm sure you'll get it working in no time! good luck. :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 07:32 PM
another option is to type "select defaultRenderGlobals;" on the cmd line in maya, this'll open an "enhanced" version of the renderglobals, and in this you can set exactly which cameras do and do not render...ought to work



03 March 2004, 08:56 PM
Timefly: nice. I learn something new everyday.

Fess: a useful utility for not just maya, but several other apps, is Smedge 2. This probably doesn't give the complete range of flags available through Timefly's tip, but it does a very nice job at providing a GUI, and cueing up multiple batches, etc.

03 March 2004, 09:11 PM
speaking of smedge, its actually free to use (and not limited in any way, to my best knowledge) on a single computer, once you submit on a network to several machines it does cost tho...however, its nice to do what goon mentioned...cueing batchrenders as opposed to typing up a .bat file


03 March 2004, 09:12 PM
oh..and here it is

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