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Animated image sequence output

Postby allenh » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:06 am

allenh Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:06 am
Hi;

I'd like to render an animated sequence of images from Octane. I seem to be having trouble doing this.

On my Octane render node, I set the Image file path/prefix to:

$HIP/render/image.$F

It seems like I see sporadic success with this; most of the time, I see Octane generate a single image (e.g. image.exr, with no frame extension). Other times, I see Octane actually render an animated sequence, i.e. image.$F.exr. It's not clear to me what triggers the "correct" behavior and what triggers the erroneous behavior.

Can someone offer a definitive recipe for doing this correctly?
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Re: Animated image sequence output

Postby pasto » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:57 am

pasto Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:57 am
Hello,

I usually put something more like this :

MYTITLE_$F4.exr (or .png)

it works fine and returns this :

MYTITLE_0001.exr

PS : the point before the $F might be the problem ?

cheers.
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Re: Animated image sequence output

Postby allenh » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:26 pm

allenh Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Thanks Pasto, it indeed seems like setting my output to be:

$HIP/render/image.$F.exr

works. I think part of my confusion is the parameter name of this node ("filename/prefix"), which made me presume I wasn't meant to provide the extension.

Might I submit a suggestion to any OTOY developers within earshot for this parameter to default to the same as a Mantra output ROP (e.g. $HIP/render/$HIPNAME.$OS.$F.exr), to clarify to users what the convention for values for this parameter should be? Further, it would be great if the parameter value updated itself depending on whether a user selects EXR or PNG output (e.g. $HIP/render/$HIPNAME.$OS.$F.png).
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Re: Animated image sequence output

Postby juanjgon » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am

juanjgon Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am
I've updated the default value for the file output prefix to "$HIP/render/$HIPNAME.$OS.$F4"

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