Oxidizer Quick Tip: Multi-Stage Rendering

by Scott Chitwood • Monday September 21st, 2009
Posted in Oxidizer Blog, Using Oxidizer

Not sure if anyone else has seen/reported this handy little feature.

All of my renders are produced on a MacBook Pro these days and there have been occasions, during mid-render, that an errant family member closes it up on me.  A little annoying at first, but then it became apparent that the render resumes when the screen is popped open again.  Sweet!

What I don’t know is if this may work the same for users of desktop systems during sleep mode.  Another unknown factor is how many times a render can be interrupted and successfully resumed.  And with anything weird like this, your mileage may vary.



4 Comments

  1. Dan Wayland
         January 5, 2010

    I can confirm that a Mac Pro desktop system that is put to sleep during a render will resume the render when it wakes up.

  2. brunorc
         March 28, 2010

    What I really like is that you can easily make ditributed render (at least for animations). Just mail the file to your Mac friends and ask them for rendering frames from M to N… then get your PNGs/JPGs and use the mencoder :-)

  3. Lennart Östman
         April 30, 2011

    Is there any way of continue a stopped rendering, if you need to render something else or restart the computer?

  4. Scott Chitwood
         May 3, 2011

    Resume render after reboot?  That’s some big magic, I really don’t how you’d accomplish that one :^)

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