[Sidefx-houdini-list] render different volumes with takes or nodes ?

Nick Nimble nick at nicknimble.com
Wed Jan 9 11:15:53 EST 2013


I prefer to use multiple nodes because I personally find it easier to 
see whats going on. I know this is a paradox, but...

I'll consider including the mantra node in the takes ;-)

On 01/09/2013 05:13 PM, Jordan Halsey wrote:
> I am curious as to what is the benefit to the multiple mantra nodes
> here...I have a scene with nine takes and one Mantra node. The one Mantra
> node has all my render settings. When I change takes all I do change the
> render paths and file names. I submit my render and get back my nine takes
> just fine with one node. In each take the Mantra node acts like a reference
> copy until I change a parameter which also allows me to adjust some
> settings on a per take basis in one node.
>
> If it is better to use multiple referenced Mantra nodes I would like to
> know why.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Edward Lam <edward at sidefx.com> wrote:
>
>> On 09/01/2013 10:23 AM, Jordan Halsey wrote:
>>
>>> i really think what they are saying is one mantra node to render different
>>> takes...this is how I do this kind of thing. Just have your one Mantra
>>> node, change to a take, and adjust settings. Move on to the next take,
>>> wash, rinse, repeat. Works great, my queuing software will recognize and
>>> queue all the takes automatically.
>>>
>> No, I really did mean to use different Mantra nodes. The drawback as
>> mentioned is that you probably want the other parameter settings to be the
>> same, which doing a reference copy helps. Then you remove the reference on
>> the "Render With Take" parameter and have them render using the different
>> takes.
>>
>> The advantage of doing this is you just need to render 1 particular ROP
>> node and everything will take care of itself.
>>
>> -Edward
>>
>>   On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Bruno Pollet wrote:
>>>   I actually didn't think about using different nodes for different takes.
>>>> I' ll give it a try as well ! Thanks guys !
>>>>
>>>> On 1/9/2013 4:02 PM, Nick Nimble wrote:
>>>>
>>>>   That's what I would do, but I think I interpreted Bruno's question as if
>>>>> he didn't wanted to do that.
>>>>>
>>>>> For these kind of things I always use takes, especially because it
>>>>> allows
>>>>> one to override settings on other nodes, like lights as well.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 01/09/2013 03:42 PM, Edward Lam wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>   On 09/01/2013 9:27 AM, Bruno Pollet wrote:
>>>>>>   My other idea was to make different mantra nodes, each one rendering
>>>>>>> just a volume, and parent them all so that they render after each
>>>>>>> other.  But in that case, adjusting settings on one node would not
>>>>>>> affect the settings on the other nodes.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> What about telling the separate Mantra nodes to each render using a
>>>>>> different Take?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Edward
>>>>>>
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