I am writing a quick script to generate thumbnails. We have a huge vault of models and I need to generate quick thumbnails of each model and save the renders in a directory one above each folder.
Here is my current process of attack:
1. Make a template file including camera, light, ground plane
2. Merge in the geometry from the vault model and group everything
3. Align the ground plane's z axis with the .min value of the group
4. Render and save
Some things I'm thinking would go wrong.
1> if the object is very large the light might not hit some of it, possibly workaround overshooting the light
This doesn't have to be perfect, but I would like quick renders of each model so we know what they are. Any ideas on how you would do something like this?