08 August 2010, 02:01 PM
Hello all, I am trying to batch render out a sequence using Mental Ray, however I am getting a very long delay between rendering frames. Maya Software batch render seems to work fine, no delay, but whenever I try to use Mental Ray, it seems like it gets stuck after each frame, and wants to sit and think about it for 10-20 minutes before continuing on to the next frame. Sometimes, it quits on the batch render completely, and leaves unfinished frames. However, oddly enough batch render process continues to run in the background, even thought nothing is being rendered.
I'm pretty much stuck on how i'd get around this issue, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd be greatly appreciated. I'm running maya 2009 unlimited, on an imac with Leopard 10.5.8 installed, and the scene consists of about 78,000 faces, with a combination of curves and extruded geometry from the curves.