Mental Ray wont batch render PLEASE HELP

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Old 05 May 2007   #1
Mental Ray wont batch render PLEASE HELP

I can't get mental ray to batch render. It renders the current frame fine. I set it to batch render and starts and then a few seconds later it says // Result: Rendering Completed. See Console for more information but nothing is render. I'm using a new Mac Core 2 Duo laptop.
Any ideas?
Old 05 May 2007   #2
Are you sure your start frame and end frame are set properly in your render settings dialogue? You probably need to change your file format from .tga to something like .#.tga in order to make these options available.
Old 05 May 2007   #3
Yes, it's set correctly. I can render a maya software render no problem.
Old 05 May 2007   #4
Try disabling any firewalls? They've been known to block MR in the past.

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Old 05 May 2007   #5

Thanks for the suggestion. My firewall was turned off. Any other ideas?
Old 05 May 2007   #6
r u on Intel Mac by any chance?
Old 05 May 2007   #7
yes, a Core 2 duo
Old 05 May 2007   #8
Not sure it you have the same problem but I've seen this already mentioned in a few other messages and the solution is to uncheck Optimize Non-animated Display Visibility in the Mental Ray render settings.
Old 05 May 2007   #9
I unchecked Optimize Non-animated Display Visibility and it still dosen't work. Any other ideas?
Old 05 May 2007   #10
Set your verbosity to a higher level (in the render>current frame options) and copy the output of the console window here. It chould give us a clearer idea of the problem...
Old 05 May 2007   #11
we had something simluar before, but it was in the file settings...
are you trying to render a big file, or maybe a big Rez ?
Old 05 May 2007   #12

I set the verbosity to Detailed Messages and did a test render. I opened the console window and it was blank. Did I miss something?


The file has 127,918 triangles and I'm rendering a 720 x 480 tiff sequence. The file size is 22 megs.

One thing I forgot to mention, I'm running Maya via Rosetta because of the MAC dongle issue.

Thanks for ideas so far. I really appreciate your effort.
Old 05 May 2007   #13
I don;t know mac nor rosetta so I'm, a little in the dark. Does your commandline output nothing? How does mr out put feed on a mac? I tmust saysoemthing, like at startup?
Old 05 May 2007   #14
your file dosnt seem to be that big

so the only remaing thing is your mental ray settings
try rendering a simple sphere as test and see if it goes
Old 05 May 2007   #15
I had a problem rendering with render layers on mray, could be that :P
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