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  Thu, 28/Nov/2013 12:41 AM
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Hi there,

Just a feature request, it would be great if you could get a percentage completed output for each frame not just the whole job. I am currently rendering single renders from Maya and it would be great if I knew how far they had come along so I ca track progress easier and predict timelines/deadlines for clients more accurately (or at all really).

  Mon, 02/Dec/2013 4:51 AM
1138 Posts
Hi John

It would be possible to monitor for this and report percentage progress, but it would not really work very reliably. Because you can have multiple render layers, each one would have its own progress from start to 100%, and there is no way to know how many there may be before starting. Additionally, there may be pre- or post-processes that may not be captured by a direct percentage report, again which cannot be known to Smedge ahead of time.

You can use the output from the renderer to monitor it yourself. The specific output you are seeing will make most sense to you, since you set up the scene files. There are a few bugs in 2014 related to the output, that are addressed in the 2014 Update 1 builds (final release coming later this week). Using the output is the easiest way to get a sense of where a render is, as this is the way you would do it natively from the rendering program itself (from a command line render, or what you see in the log file Maya generates from batch renders).

Sub-packet progress and monitoring is something I want to do more of, but I'm not sure how to overcome these issues in a way that makes sense from a usability perspective. I'm always open to more discussion and thoughts from users about what they want to see though.

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