This page describes the use of Batch Rendering in V-Ray for SketchUp.
The V-Ray Batch Render tool is useful when multiple scenes need to be rendered with different rendering views or objects that may change between scenes. With Batch Render, scenes can be set with tabs and rendered with one button.
UI Path: ||V-Ray Toolbar|| > Batch Render
(Note: the icon is grey until multiple scenes tabs are created.)
Using the Batch Render
In order for Batch Render to become active, several SketchUp Scene tabs must be created. A new Scene can be created from View > Animation > Add Scene.
After adding the desired number of Scenes the Batch Render icon will darken. When pressed, a prompt will ask for a location to save the outputs of the Batch Render.
Select OK, and after choosing the output path the renders will begin.
The following examples were created by assigning the footstool to its own layer. This layer was hidden for Scene 2.
Scene 1: Footstool layer visible
Scene 2: Footstool layer hidden
You can disable certain scenes from Batch Rendering by the SketchUp's Scenes tray menu.
Disabling the Include in animation option will omit the selected scene(s) from being batch rendered. An excluded scene can be identified by the brackets surrounding its label.
- If the Batch Render icon is still grey after adding the Scene tabs, check in the Animation settings and make sure Enable Scene Transitions is enabled. Animation Settings can be accessed at View > Animation > Settings.
- Currently only the SketchUp camera parameters (perspective mode, field of view, and position) are kept separately between scenes.
- SketchUp's Scenes tray allows multiple selection of scenes which can then be excluded with a single click.