The Render Rocket Scene Analysis is a custom analysis script that will *attempt* to open your scene and read the scenes internal render settings. This process can take anywhere from just a few seconds on simple, non-complex scenes to 15 minutes with very large scene files (those with hundreds of textures and multiple reference scenes). The analysis will attempt to display any and all textures used, the frame range and available cameras.
PLEASE NOTE: If Scene Analysis does not complete, fails, or is just taking too long, it does NOT prevent you from submitting the render job, and it does not affect your render. It is perfectly safe to Launch your render job before scene analysis finishes.
The render settings window is where you can input the global settings in your scene. If scene analysis completed successfully some fields will be auto populated. You can change any settings. Specifically if you are doing test renders, you do not have to follow the scene analysis recommendations.
You will see the results of Scene Analysis. It will show all textures in your scene and display a status for each one. If you see one that has come up as “missing”, be sure to check your FTP and verify it has been uploaded. If it still has a missing state and is in your FTP Source folder, there may be paths in your scene that are not valid. (See help center ) for help in this situation.
- Select the payment mode you wish to use. Depending on the customer there can be multiple options and not everyone will have the same items available. If this is a test, select “Test Render – Free”
- Enter the desired frame range. For test renders, this is limited to no more than 5 watermarked frames. The "by" value will skip frames. So if you choose a frame range of 1 – 10, with a "by" value of 2. It will render frames 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. The "batch" value groups frames together; this is a more advanced feature and is described in depth here: Batch Rendering. NOTE: If you're only rendering Frame 0, please enter "0".
- Select the Camera in your scene to render from.
- If your scene has layers, choose which layer(s) you wish to render. Again, test renders are limited to 5 frames.
- Extra Parameters is another advanced feature. (See 3DS Max, Maya, and C4D for an example of parameters that can be specified). This feature is disabled for Test Renders, if you need Extra Parameters for your test render, contact email@example.com.
- Finally click “Launch”! That’s it! You have successfully launched your first job with Render Rocket and your job is now in queue and rendering on our network! Congratulations!
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