Render Manager Addon Renderset

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Renderset helps you to save your time and frustration when rendering multiple renders from one .blend file. It remembers the settings of your camera, allows you to batch render and saves your renders into their specific files.


NEW RELEASE:

  • 2022/07/19: renderset 1.7 - Movie format support (mp4, mkv, avi, ...), allow complex compositor setups, override output path per context, UX improvements when creating new contexts, put render.filepath back to what it was after rendering, "move output file" post-render action, choose any name for composite files, bugfixes!

Supported renderers: Cycles, Eevee, Octane and LuxCore

Official documentation for the addon and more here.


When creating multiple renders from one .blend file usually each needs:

  • an active camera used for rendering (FoV, DoF, ..)
  • a different world to light the scene (HDR, Sky Texture, ..)
  • various exposure/contrast based on the amount of light
  • to possibly have certain collections turned on/off
  • its own sample count as they differ in complexity
  • correct dimensions (portrait/landscape, scale, ..)

Our projects require multi-camera scene setup and the ability to switch between variations easily. We have spent so much time remembering which cameras/worlds/collections/settings are needed for correct output, and even more time saving all the render passes manually while keeping our naming conventions.

Now renderset is the solution to avoid error-prone clicking around in Blender to set the scene correctly for any view needed to be re-rendered.

Render Context

Renderset revolves around the concept of render contexts each storing its own scene state. Switching between them is quick and reliable. They are stored in the .blend file and load up on any computer with renderset.

Every Render Context stores: 

Features

Stored Render Visibility

Set render visibility per collection for each render context. Save time and RAM by only rendering what's necessary and avoid manual checking. Object visibility can be enabled in renderset preferences but is slower in huge scenes.

Render Context Lister

Context Lister displays render contexts in an easy-to-read table for comparison.

Common Render Settings at hand

Many render-related settings are spread out across Blender so we have picked the most common ones and placed them in the renderset panel.

Render All / Batch Rendering

Render all contexts with one click

Have you got all render contexts set up and ready to be rendered?

Renderset can automatically render them one by one, saving each to the specified folder (absolute/relative path) and also store each in its respective render slot for checking/tweaking in the morning.

Renderset will automatically render each checked context into its respective render slot (first context into the first slot etc.).


Autosave of Render Passes

After the render is finished, renderset saves all enabled render passes into a time-stamped folder based on the render context name and the date of rendering.

Custom folder preferences

To save you some trouble with sorting through your render results, simply set up your custom folder path and naming convention. Use one of the presets we provide or set a custom path using renderset variables.

Complex Compositor setup support

Select a different renderset context, and see how collections are disabled/enabled in renders in each context.

Licensing

The addon and showcase scene "cottage" can be used royalty free. However, the additional showcase scene "house" uses car assets from our traffiq addon and those are under editorial license. The rest of the scene is royalty free.

Both showcase scenes additionally use a couple of materials from materialiq material library and some assets from botaniq tree library. They also feature a couple of our new grass assets that we're preparing for botaniq 6.0.


RELEASE LOG:

  • 2022/07/19: renderset 1.7 - added movie format support (mp4, mkv, avi, ...), allow complex compositor setups, override output path per context, UX improvements when creating new contexts, put render.filepath back to what it was after rendering, "move output file" post-render action, choose any name for composite files, bugfixes! Known bugs: Post-render action "Post on Slack" does not work.
  • 2021/12/31: renderset 1.6 - added 'Save&Pack' operator, added post-render sound notification, added support for Blender 3.0, changed icon of 'render current', Freestyle pass is saved to render folder, added world and camera variables to path module, added a check for the destination patch, and fixed bugs!
  • 2021/04/21: renderset 1.5 - added checkbox to enable post-render actions, added post-render action to delete render output folder, invalid characters from the autogenerated path are filtered, added help and preview for autogenerated path, added hostname variable, current frame is stored in render context, bugfixes
  • 2021/01/11: renderset 1.4 - post-render actions - copy any result files anywhere you want - allows fully custom file names and locations, open results folder reworked, render context names are now always custom, avoid creating empty folders when a render is canceled, warn about using a fixed seed when rendering animations, new operator - create render contexts from selected cameras
  • 2020/11/02: renderset 1.3 - open results folder from blender UI, denoise image is now saved, GUI/UX improvements, fixed a bug where deleting a context will apply its properties to another one, fixed a rare crash when rendering many contexts in a row
  • 2020/08/31: renderset 1.2 - fixed a bug when rendering animations, luxcore renderer support, GUI improvements, bugfixes
  • 2020/08/14: renderset 1.1 - optionally remember all restriction toggles, added Octane renderer support, fixed a bug related to duplicated objects and collections
  • 2020/08/04: renderset 1.0 - initial release


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Feedback

Feel free to join our discord channel about renderset for support, ideas or a friendly chat - https://discord.gg/AGZsPSh!

Official documentation for the addon and more here.

Let us know what do you think!

Need a specific feature implemented?

We will update renderset based on your requests and feedback.

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renderset - Render Manager Addon for Blender 2.81+ Cycles, Eevee, Octane & LuxCore

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