Well, I don’t want to Maya, just the rendering so that I can continue working in Maya. I probably should have been a little bit more specific with my question. Ending the task or process closes out of Maya losing any unsaved data. Of course, you can save before starting up a render but how many times have we started a rendering and then thought “oh shit, i forgot to turn that one object on” or something like that. Then you have to kill maya, restart maya, and re-open the scene. What a pain in the balls! Anyway, I’m sure there’s a better way somehow.