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Render in Background?

Postby joenyc » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:14 pm

joenyc Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:14 pm
I feel dense asking this question, but is there a way to have Octane render in the background in Houdini? With Mantra and other renderers, there is a "Render to disk in background" button that sends the render to the render scheduler and allows you to continue working. With Octane, when I click "Render to Disk" it blocks me from using Houdini until the render is done, regardless of whether I'm rendering to Mplay or disk (or both).

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Re: Render in Background?

Postby juanjgon » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:53 am

juanjgon Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:53 am
Hi,

There isn't an out of the box command from the plugin to do that, but it is only a matter of using hython or hbatch to load the scene and render it. It should also be possible to build a little tool inside Houdini for this task. For example, you could take a look at this shelf tool that could even work with Octane.
https://github.com/jtomori/hou_bg_render

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