Where do I find the spot-rendered image? I’m not asked in which folder I want it to be saved.
Hello! Stumbled upon this thread while looking for a solution to a different question. (‘Why doesn’t the lighting of my spot render match the full render I just finished?’ Still working on that.)
The responses to the question posted above didn’t seem entirely accurate, and even though the thread is really old, I figured I’d update in case anyone else was looking.
You can save a spot render. I do this after making a small change in a scene in order to avoid re-rendering the whole image (though lighting does sometimes seem to go off on me :/ )
You will end up with png where the rest of the image is transparent. Only your spot will be included, but the image size will be the same as the render settings. This is nice as you can layer the spot render seamlessly over the original render in Photoshop (or Gimp for those of us who are cheap) without worrying about placement. Some postwork may be necessary.
Make sure the camera, lighting and render settings haven’t changed since the original render.
Select the Spot Render tool ( Tools -> Spot Render or Alt+Shift+C )
Open the Tool Settings Pane/Tab ( Window -> Panes (Tabs) -> Tool Settings )
The Active Tool dropdown should say Spot Render. There will be only two radio buttons under Render To: Click New Window.
Voila! When you next do a spot render by drawing a box around an area, it will render into a new window.
Disclaimer: Written for Daz 4.7 on Window. Your mileage may vary. Don’t know if background images affect this - don’t use ‘em, so I didn’t try. Besides, they moved the background tool, and I forgot where it went.