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Latest revision as of 01:32, 28 September 2019

Render - Sequence/Output Tab

Description
The Sequence/Output Tab contains settings which relate to the images and geometry output during rendering, as well as allowing you to render animation sequences in versions of Terragen that include animation features.

Settings

  • Output image filename: This is the filename of the main image that is saved to disk when you use "Render All To Disk", "Render Sequence" or render from a command line. This may be overridden on the command line (using the -o command), but if it isn't overridden then Terragen will use this filename. If you are using a render farm or render manager it might override this filename.
  • Extra output images: The checkbox enables the output of additional Render Elements, or, if no render elements are rendered it outputs an alpha image. This applies when using "Render All To Disk", "Render Sequence" or rendering from a command line. This may be overridden on the command line (using the -ox command), but if it isn't overridden then Terragen will use this filename. If you are using a render farm or render manager it might override this filename. The word 'IMAGETYPE' (not including quotes) needs to be included somewhere in the filename if you want each render element to have a distinct filename. 'IMAGETYPE' is replaced by a word that represents the name of the render element. A list of these element names can be found here.
  • Micro exporter: Check this param and assign a micro exporter node to export rendered scene geometry.
  • Sequence first: Set the first frame rendered in an animation sequence.
  • Sequence last: Set the last frame rendered in an animation sequence.
  • Sequence step: Sets the step between frames in animation sequence. For example if you want to render every fifth frame in a sequence set this to 5.
  • Render sequence: Click this button to start rendering an animation sequence.


Render Output Variables (build 4.4.18 and above)

"Output image filename" and "Extra output image filename" can use variables to generate filenames dynamically. When an image is rendered and saved to disk, the actual filename may depend on any variables that you include in the filename field. For example, the default output filename is "${TGDNAME}.%04d.tif". When an image is rendered and saved, the actual filename written to disk depends on the name of the project file (TGD file) and the current frame number, e.g. "Untitled.0001.tif".

The following variables can be used anywhere in the filename field:

  • ${BUILDNUMBER} // e.g. 4.4.18.1
  • ${CAMERA} // the name of the camera at the moment the frame started rendering
  • ${IMAGETYPE} or IMAGETYPE // e.g. tgSurfDirect, tgCloudRgb etc. If used for the main output it will insert tgBeauty
  • ${LAYER} or ${RENDERLAYER} // the name of the render layer at the moment the frame started rendering, if one was connected
  • ${RENDER} or ${RENDERER} or ${RENDERNODE} // the name of the render node at the moment the frame started rendering
  • ${RENDERSECONDS} // render time in seconds, e.g. 134
  • ${RENDERTIME} // render time formatted with hours, minutes and seconds (e.g. 1h07m24s), or without the hours if shorter than 1 hour, e.g. 02m14s
  • ${TGDNAME} // the name of the last saved or loaded TGD file at the moment the frame started rendering (or "Untitled"), without the path and without the extension


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