i'm trying to achieve the effect Andrew Kramer achieved in his Twitch / Vines tutorial in maya. I've got everything set up and rendering a single frame with mental ray works fine. However when i try a batch render after a few frames gradually vines stop being rendered.
here's frames 22-24 in draft quality. i started this render at frame 20 so the vines had grown enough to be visible.
are you rendering FROM MAYA, or the command line.
if you render from the command line is better, if you render from within maya, maya is already using a bunch of ram to show you the interface, the geometry and the textures, is always better to render from the command line and is very very easy actually, this is the command:
Render -r mr thisIsmyScene.ma
that simple, if the Render command says that it doesn`t exist, type the complete path to it, as well as the path to your scene file, like this