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Specify all cores - mental ray rendering
« on: July 05, 2011, 12:55:05 PM »
By default mental ray defaults to use 2 threads for batch rendering. Be sure to modify this by selecting the rendering menu set, render, render option box and change the number of threads to suit your system, this is 8 in the main lab. Be sure to also change the batch render options under the same menu as these are independent of the interface render settings.

All computers in the lab will have to have this setting changed the first time if you are not copying your preferences folder from computer to computer or you will dramatically slow your render time. As a fail safe include the flag -n 8 in your scripts to force mental ray to use 8 threads (or whatever suits your system).

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