View Full Version : What happend to my render

06 June 2009, 04:07 PM
Having just left my computer for half a day batch rendering I come back to find a big problem.

See the attached jpg.

Frames 1 - 13 render as the top image, the water has a nice blueish transparencey
frames 14-50 render as the bottom, faded and all blackish water.

What happened ?

Lights didn't change, scene didn't change in any way.

Any clues ??
If I render a single frame 14 from within Maya its fine (like frames 1-13)

Maya 2008, Realflow mesh, Area light with Portal light attached, FG and caustics.
Rendering at around 20mins a frame, I recon I've just wasted half day


06 June 2009, 05:46 PM
...advance your time slider to frame 14 or say, frame 20, and render inside Maya, does it look this way too? Is it just during your batch rendering? Isolate that factor first.

Are you using MayaBatch.exe, or running from the command line?

06 June 2009, 05:55 PM
Yea rendered frame 14 and 67 (just random) within Maya and they rendered fine (bluish water).

I setup the batch render from within Maya so not sure why it would suddenly change the way the water looked.

Will try a command line render tommorrow.

Just annoyed that I left my machine chugging away for almost 6 hours and its been wasted.


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