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incremental saving

Postby marchermitte » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:44 pm

marchermitte Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:44 pm
Hello.
I was rendering a 12 hours calculation when we had a problem with the eletcicity and I lost 8 hours of rendering.(we have lots of problems with electricity where I live) So I was wondering if there would be any way to have an option to save incremental images while the rendering keeps going (which can be done manualy)something like "automaticly save incremential image every xxx minutes"
That could come handy as well to be able to check the rendering from a distant computer, from home, etc.
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Re: incremental saving

Postby juanjgon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:54 pm

juanjgon Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:54 pm
Now you can save the current image without stop rendering with the option available in the preview window.

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Re: incremental saving

Postby marchermitte » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:47 pm

marchermitte Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:47 pm
Yes, I know that. I was thinking about an automatic saving, something that works without you beeing there and doing It manualy. Like It would save every x minutes / hours an incremental image (or just overwrite the previous image) That would be an option "autosave image every 20 minutes" for instance.
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Re: incremental saving

Postby BorisGoreta » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:42 am

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This is a good idea :)
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Re: incremental saving

Postby karanis » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:44 am

karanis Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:44 am
Well, saving the render buffer -to continue with- may be be a bit of problematic for Juan in my opinion.
I just bought a big UPS to prevent such interruptions.
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Re: incremental saving

Postby sigmamoon » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:05 am

sigmamoon Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:05 am
it could be a real hot tool.

i remember Fprime could save the image with a data form. And restart the rendering after a crash.

even if i think octane can t do that , i suppose an incremental image saving could be a middle solution.
if the image is not really nice after a delay of rendering , i don t know the utility of that, but, in certain cases, could be very usefull.

but what we know is even lightwave render don t do that. could be a great tool inside octane.
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Re: incremental saving

Postby lonjux » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:42 am

lonjux Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:42 am
I have the same problem.
I used to use Maxwell R before Octane; it was doing the incremental saving automaticaly and it is very precious.
It seems to me that I saw this function in the rhinoceros plug-in (save the picture each ___ min), and I was surprised it did not exist in the standalone.

That could be a good thing for the next version of Octane!
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Re: incremental saving

Postby juanjgon » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:39 am

juanjgon Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:39 am
I will add this feature in the 1.5 release if possible.

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Re: incremental saving

Postby marchermitte » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:56 am

marchermitte Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:56 am
Yeap, I used Fprime from the beginning and that was terribly usefull! Good to know that there is a way to get It in the Octane-Lightwave plugin.
Thank you Juanjgon!
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Re: incremental saving

Postby sigmamoon » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:11 pm

sigmamoon Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:11 pm
juanjo, do you think it is possible to create a temporary data file which maps the rendering?
FPrime created a sort of backup image files, and when rendering was not successful, we could re calculat the same image at the time of writing of this buffer.

it look like complicated to put in place, but may be your skill could be seen as a solution. and become a very powerful and original element of lightwaveoctane.
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