Noticing how quickly ActiveShade renders the scene, I was wondering if I could use it to preview sequences. However when you choose ActiveShade, the TimeOutput parameters are disabled; you can only render one frame at a time. I would like to write a script that renders a frame using ActiveShade, writes it out to disk, advances the time slider and renders the next frame etc. I would then assemble the files into an avi using another program.
Is this in the realm of possibility? (if it were, I would think the functionality would already be in Max. I must be missing something)