README.md 1.35 KB
Newer Older
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
1
# Camera Regions
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
2

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
3 4
![logo](https://gitlab.com/ChameleonScales/camera_regions/-/raw/master/logo.png)

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
5
### This Blender add-on lets you:
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
6 7
- convert the <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>B</kbd> render region to the camera's frame itself (a "camera region")
- store and access as many of these regions as you want in a camera's properties
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
8
- place a region render result back into the original frame (if you want to)
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
9

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
10

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
11
It's mostly meant to address the issue that most (if not all) network rendering tools and renderfarms can't combine region rendering and frame splitting. This add-on solves that problem for all of them.
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
12

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
13
# How to use it:
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
14

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
15

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
16
Full video tutorial (8 min) : https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/bafcaa9c-cfc1-4e8e-88c1-c7af39dfd45c
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
17

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
18
Simplified:
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
19

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
20
1. select your region (Ctrl+B)
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
21 22 23
3. Go in your camera properties > Regions panel
4. Click on Add region
5. Render or send your file to a renderfarm
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
24

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
25
Once the region is rendered, you can place it back in the original canvas:
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
26

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
27 28
6. Jump to the scene that has the name of your region
7. Render
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
29
8. Go in the compositor and open an Image Viewer area with the render result
Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
30 31 32 33
9. Either unmute the Render layers node or add an image node with the image you got back from your renderfarm

and Voilà!

Chameleon Scales's avatar
Chameleon Scales committed
34 35 36 37
ℹ This add-on is distribued under the GPL version 3 license.

## TODO:
- automate scene renaming and deletion when region is renamed or deleted