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#387 missing "-frames f1 f2" functionality

non_fatal
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Chris Foster
general (168)
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2012-09-20
2009-09-22
Anonymous
No

Head/ does not have the functionality to render individual frames of an animation or has replaced it in a non-obvious way. The lack of this functionality makes distributed render managers, such as DrQueue which rely on the functionality to queue frames and re-queue failed frames in a predictable fashion, fail miserably.

While non-fatal, this shouldn't be considered a feature request because the feature was in 1.4.2 but was removed or lost somewhere.

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  • Chris Foster
    Chris Foster
    2009-09-24

    Obviously we're aware of this issue, since the option is gone from the help text ;-)

    The reason that the -frames option has disappeared is that during the 1.5 development cycle the RIB parser was completely rewritten. The frames option was part of the old RIB parser, but and I chose not to include it in the new parser because it can be much more cleanly implemented as a RI filter, and we plan to add that functionality in the near future.

    Sorry if this causes inconvenience... I suspect we will be implementing the Rif interface - along with reinstating frame filtering - early in the 1.7 release cycle; hopefully fairly soon!

    Cheers,
    ~Chris.

     
  • Chris Foster
    Chris Foster
    2010-10-11

    This bug has now been fixed in the trunk for a month or two! Happy rendering :)

     
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