This is the Arnold ROP. We have tried to make it similar to the other Houdini render nodes and to the Mantra ROP in particular. You will find most high-level options are identical.
Begins the render with the last render control settings.
Opens the render control dialog to allow adjustments of the render parameters before rendering.
Controls whether this render node outputs the current frame or the image sequence specified in the Start/End/Inc parameters.
Two possible cases where you'd want the strict behavior:
Otherwise, you will usually set this to non-strict.
|Render Current Frame|
Renders a single frame, based on the value in the playbar or the frame that is requested by a connected output render node.
|Render Frame Range|
Renders a sequence of frames. If an output render node is connected, this range is generally ignored in favor of frames requested by the output render node.
|Render Frame Range (Strict)|
Renders a sequence of frames. If an output render node is connected, this range restricts its requested frames to this frame range.
Specifies the range of frames to render (start frame, end frame, and increment). All values may be floating point values. The range is inclusive.
These parameters determine the values of the local variables for the output driver. For example, if the parameters are set to:
There will be 4 frames rendered (10.5, 11, 11.5, and 12), so
$NRENDER will have a value of 4.
$N will have the value:
The output driver will switch to this take before rendering and then restore the current take when rendering is done.
The tabs contain the following render options: