The 3Delight Stand Alone Render Engine Thread (BATCH RENDERING DISCOVERED!)
WHY? Why would you want to render using the 3Delight Stand Alone?
BECAUSE, you can render while working on your next scene. On my i5, 3Delight takes up a little less than 50% of the CPU resources, which allows me to do stuff like play with Naked Genesis babes, model clothing for my naked Genesis babes, or generally goof off.
You can also BATCH RENDER!
You may download the 3Delight Stand Alone render engine free here:
How to render in 3Delight.
Set up your scene in DAZ Studio. Place your camera and look through your camera in the Render Tab. Good to have your aspect ratio on, and don't forget to set the dimensions of your final render.
In the Render Tab, go to your advanced settings and scroll down to the bottom
Check Render to Rib
Select a file path (the next line down) and create a file name. You should put all your ribs in that path, so you should probably create a special folder for them.
Make sure Collect and Localize is selected, this will create a sub folder that collects all the necessary shaders for the rib file you have created. Keep Shadows is optional.
Hit the RENDER Button.
Call up your COMMAND PROMPT in Windows (Mac Users, you'll have to figure this out, or someone should post with how to do this...
The Command prompt can usually be found in Windows Accessories.
The command to change folders is "cd"
"cd.." will go up one folder, cd (foldername) will select a sub folder. You can go down multiple folders. "cd c:\foldername1\foldername2\foldername3" for instance, folder names MUST be separated by a BACK slash.
Use the command prompt to get you to the folder where your RIB file is located.
Type: "renderdl filename.rib"
The file will render, and create a TIF image file in the same folder as your RIB file with the same name over the TIF extension.
If you type: "renderdl -id filename.rib" i-display will show the render in progress as 3Delight is rendering.
if you want to BATCH RENDER, you will need to use i-display, which installs with 3Delight
type "renderdl -id filename1.rib filename2.rib filename3.rib"
Save the individual images from i-display
All the rib files must be in the same folder for batch rendering to work.
I intend to play a lot with this and will add to this thread as I come across more stuff. As soon as I have examples of the difference between a 3Delight Render and a DS3Delight Render, I will post those.