Author Topic: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?  (Read 1861 times)

Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« on: May 03, 2012, 02:59:03 pm »
May 03, 2012, 02:59:03 pm
I know its easy to render the whole movie or select ONE clip and render it. But what if I want to render the first and second clip... then render the 3rd and 4th clips later?

The reason I ask this is that I noticed there are some problems of "continuity" when rendering ANIMATED CLOUDS, if you do not render two clips together.

I have this scene where the 2nd clip is very big and will take a long time to render. I want to render FIRST the 3rd and 4th clips, which are quite smaller. But they are continuous, with animated clouds, so I need to render them together, as one movie file.

Any ideas?

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 05:36:21 pm »
May 03, 2012, 05:36:21 pm
Hi aceshigh, which version of Lumion are you using?

In the latest version of Lumion, all animated assets including clouds are synchronized so if you render the same clip twice it will be identical.

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 07:16:02 pm »
May 03, 2012, 07:16:02 pm
Thats good to know. But if I still want to render two or three selected clips only, is that possible?

I mean, sometimes you created several clips in your scene. But you want to render only some of them over the night. Rendering only one would be a waste of time (it would render like in 2 hours and the rest of the night would be wasted), and rendering them all would mean you would arrive in the next morning and the rendering would still be halfway through... know what I mean?

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 02:22:13 am »
May 04, 2012, 02:22:13 am
Rendering selective clips as a group is not currently possible but it has been asked for.

The only way around I can think of would be to delete the clip/s you don't want to render leaving the rest and rendering the whole movie.  This of course would only work if the removed clips, perhaps as in your case, are not strongly tied in with the previous and next clips.

If you remove a clip, given its a temporary thing, don't forget to either not save the scene, or save the scene as a new scene so that you don't lose the other clips.

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 06:11:06 pm »
May 04, 2012, 06:11:06 pm
while rendering the big middle clip overnight, my computer FROZE (and I lost it all, haha,  |:( |:(), blame it on my computer, not Lumion.

But to avoid risking losing a big rendering again, I was thinking of SPLITING in half my clip.

The problem is... there is no way to do that. Not that I know of, at least.

Current solution would be to delete the "subclips" inside a clip (lets say a clip has 10 subclips... I delete the last 5 clips) and try to REPRODUCE those same 5 subclips again in another clip.

The ideal situation however would be to DUPLICATE a whole clip, with CTRL+C, just like we do with subclips inside a clip.

So AFTER duplicating it, we could delete the 5 last subclips inside the first clip, and the 5 first subclips in the second clip (the duplicated one).

Now it would be possible to render the render in separate times a clip that got too big...

Hope the developers think about this possibility.

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 06:34:42 pm »
May 04, 2012, 06:34:42 pm
Thanks for your suggestion, aceshigh.

About your PC freezing, most of the time this is caused by your hardware (e.g. graphics card/other components overheating, too small power supply etc).

I've provided some guidelines in the following posts (read both) that should make it straightforward to determine the cause of the problem:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/how-to-avoid-driver-conflicts/

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 07:04:24 pm »
May 04, 2012, 07:04:24 pm
would duplicating a whole clip be difficult (and that is the reason it wasnt implemented yet) or had you guys just not thought it could be useful?

I suppose even for a big team is difficult (to not say impossible) to think of all possilibities... I had never thought of duplicating a clip until I wanted to do it, with the objective of dividing a clip in two

but of course there may be other reasons for dividing a clip in two. Like after you set it all up, you decide you want to include a difference scene in the middle of it!!

(example, the camera is going around inside the house in a huge continuous clip. Then you decide you want, when the camera pass near an important feature, to show that feature in detail, in another clip, with other effects, etc.)

right now you cant do it, unless you delete all the subclips inside a clip until the point you want to add that other scene showing the feature in detail, and then REDO manually all those subclips you deleted from the other clip.

of course, redoing it manually, it would NEVER stay the same.

The alternative would be to render the two clips separately and then add the 2nd clip (the one with the "feature in detail") in the middle of the 2nd clip, using a 3rd party program. BUt that just complicate things that could easily (I suppose) be integrated into Lumion.

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 07:39:21 pm »
May 04, 2012, 07:39:21 pm
would duplicating a whole clip be difficult (and that is the reason it wasnt implemented yet) or had you guys just not thought it could be useful?

I don't know - that's a question for one of the developers.

Gilson Antunes

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Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 03:11:45 am »
May 05, 2012, 03:11:45 am
Duplicate clips and sequences which control will be rendered, would be very useful, even if the surrender were united in one video. Ideally, in separate videos.

Re: Is it possible to render 2 or more SELECTED clips?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 09:11:01 am »
May 05, 2012, 09:11:01 am
Thanks for your feedback, Gilson.