[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mantra crops

Peter Robbinson probbins at corefa.com
Fri Oct 27 07:58:35 EDT 2006


I would suppose then that you guys are building multi-camera hda's as a 
hack at the moment, while waiting for
someone to build this properly into the renderer.

PeterR

Simon Barrick wrote:

>Yeah that's basically the setup I have, but it's a pain when you have
>1000 of frames going through because each ifd is the same size and the
>content must be identical except for the cropping details. Its not too
>bad if everything is set to render from file but when it isn't just
>generating all the ifds takes a lot of time. Then there's the admin time
>to get all the bits comped together and find the bad bits, blah, blah...
>I have multiple scripts to handle all this but it just struck me that
>mantra could just have a mode that did all this internally. Maybe its
>worth putting in an rfe.
>Si
>
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>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 :)
>
>Cheers,
>
>Peter B
>
>On 26/10/06, Simon Barrick <simon at primalpictures.com> wrote:
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>
>>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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