View Full Version : Batch rendering in Vector renderer?

05 May 2003, 08:01 PM
Hi guys,

I'm trying to set up a distributed batch render farm that will render using the new Vector Renderer. The software we've used for other projects, RenderMax, allows us to render a Maya 5 file, but the result is using the settings from the Software renderer instead of the Vector renderer.

Is there a flag we can use to force the command line render.exe to use the Vector renderer? I can't find anything in the Maya 5 docs or AW's website on this.


12 December 2003, 07:49 AM
I know its been several months, but if your still interested, the command is:

'mayaVectorRender filename.mb'

But make sure everything is set properly in your render globals, because there's no real attribute overrides in the command line vector renderer.

04 April 2005, 09:26 PM
thanks for the mayaVectorRender command, it works well for a single file, but i'm unable to string several renders together in the .bat file. It renders the first scene and stops. here is what i have:

mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc21.txt
mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc19.txt
mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc15.txt
mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc14.txt
mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc10.txt
mayaVectorRender -file -log logsc08.txt

i've tried it with and without the -log switch

thanks in advance for any help!

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