View Full Version : x6...render channels...way cool

01 January 2007, 04:30 PM
SO, just started playin around with xsi6...and I'm lovin the new functionalities of the Render region.

One thing I saw was the drop down menu for the various pre-setup render channels...

Maybe I'm blind...but is there a way of setting those up as render passes? in 1 or 2 simple steps?

Or do I still have to do it the old way?


01 January 2007, 07:18 PM
have a look in the render manager, under the pass options there is a channel list where you can add the default render channels or your own custom channels, too.
XSI renders them in one pass.
Hope that helps.

01 January 2007, 06:24 PM
Yeah, render channels are cool and can save LOTS of time sometimes.
Does anyone know why XSI completely re-renders the render region when I switch the displayed render channel?
I thought it was the concept to tesselate / render an image once and during that fill different framebuffers with information extracted from the rendering. It should be easy to keep these framebuffers in memory (or on disk or wherever) and to allow the user to instantly switch between them.

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