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render a single image with MR
« on: July 27, 2007, 10:01:47 AM »
it looks like we can't render a single image with Mental Ray with more than (more or less) 8 proc, which is the MR limit for 1 single image.

it was something that we can go throught with the "split scan lines" in backburner.

is that right? can we resolve this problem?
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Re: render a single image with MR
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 09:24:32 PM »
Hi Yannfr,

Sorry that this thread had gone unanswered for a while-- it slipped thru some cracks.

Anyway, to answer your inquiries (and I'm assuming you're using 3dsmax):

The 8-cpu limit for DBR is indeed posed by the mental ray renderer.  Search the 3dsmax User Reference documentation for "DBR", for details.

We've looked into the "split scan lines" rendering method that backburner offers, but it turns out that it's a backburner-specific feature that's not at all exposed as a maxscript command or an API routine, so it is not possible for us to support it, unfortunately. 

If your studio has some development expertise, or if you can farm out such work, it should be possible to implement a similar functionality that works via qube, but that would require some non-trivial efforts, and is probably beyond the scope of this thread...