Character Animator

Batch Render Fix – script by John Mather

Hello!

When I was working on finishing up the Balloon short film, my team ran into an issue where Maya’s batch render would go crazy and our character would lose parts of her body while the other parts moved through the animation. Or the clothes would be the only thing moving and nothing else would move.

My team mate, Andrew Rodriguez stumbled on a thread where this awesome guy John Mather made a script as a way to solve this exact issue. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones having batch render issues. His script takes a start and end frame number, like 0 to 200, and renders out from the current camera with whatever settings you have in your Render Settings.

In my journey to learn more on the technical side, I decided to make a window for this so I could learn how to extend the function of a script, since his didn’t have a UI. This is my version of the script that has a simple window for inputting the required data to run the script. And also, I really wanted to post this because it was an amazing find for my team since it saved our final project.

This is the link to where you can see the discussion and if there are any updates to his script.
 http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?p=318227 

And this is the script:

BatchFix.mel

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One response

  1. carol

    That is really nice of you to recognize this amazing John Mather and pass this useful information along to others.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

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