saving a render element

Started by dorianvan, August 06, 2013, 05:52:39 pm

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dorianvan

August 06, 2013, 05:52:39 pm Last Edit: August 06, 2013, 06:19:51 pm by dorianvan
Does anybody know the steps how to save out render elements? I want to save zdepth (I assume Surface Depth). I see the checkboxes on the Render Elements tab of the Edit box (after creating a new Render Layer), and the documentation here http://www.planetside.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Render_Layers_and_Render_Elements#Render_Elements , but I can't figure out how to get it saved and viewable (single frame and animation). Thanks
-Dorian

Oshyan

In either case - single frame or animation - you need to use the Render Sequence button on the Sequence/Output tab and be sure you have Extra Output Images checked.

- Oshyan

dorianvan

Right, but what kind of naming convention is there? For Surface Depth (which I'm assuming is zdepth), it says "tgSurfDepth", but can you give a full example for naming this so it will work (including the sequence)? Thanks
-Dorian

Oshyan

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. The naming and output works pretty much the same as the normal sequence output except the render element type/name is also added to the output file names. You can optionally output render element types each to their own folders.

- Oshyan

dorianvan

Okay thanks, it worked. I noticed that I had create subfolders checked so that's where it went.
-Dorian

Matt

You should have the string 'IMAGETYPE' (without quotes) somewhere in the "extra output images" filename, and this gets replaced by the element name.

Matt
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