View Full Version : Save for partial renders

08-01-2009, 10:27 PM
I render single frames that sometimes take 36 hours or more. Many times I wish I had a way to save a partial render so I can use the computer for other things then be able to reload the scene and finish the render.

08-03-2009, 05:36 PM
... I'd split the frame into smaller chunks, there is (or was) a great PDF tute on high resolution renders using the advanced camera here www.3dcreativemag.com/artists/issue024_aug07/tutorial02.pdf , but that link seems to be bust atm.

Not quite what you're asking for but it worked a treat for me on images that would not render any other way and you can effectively pause & resume & only loose the chunk you're rendering at that time. Then there's always FPrime, not sure LW will ever head this way in the future? That's in the hands of the CORE gang I'm afraid.