[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mantra crops

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 17:35:18 EDT 2006

R+H has a nice script that does this for you, and re-assembles it
afterwards too. For 20+ hour volumetric renders it saved the day many
times! I completely agree, there should be an option to output
"slices" of an image, essentially one IFD per slice.

Perhaps a HDA ROP could do this without any custom code, but someone
would have to sit down and do it :)


Peter B

On 26/10/06, Simon Barrick <simon at primalpictures.com> wrote:
> Thought for the day....
> Whenever we are rendering really big print res frames with lots of
> geometry in we crop each frame up into 6-8 pieces and render each bit
> seperately. This is unbelievably quicker than trying to do the whole
> thing at once plus much less likely to fail. I've been doing this for
> ages and now I've started thinking why the heck can't mantra do this
> process internally? You'd think that it was doing that with buckets
> anyway but yet cropping the frame always makes it quicker and more
> stable. Has anyone else noticed this? If I'm not imagining it surely
> this would be a nice feature for mantra....
> Ta
> Si
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