I tried searching, so forgive me if this info is available somewhere already. What I’m trying to do is export my whole scene to a yafray xml file, without rendering. There are several reasons why I want to be able to do this:
Right now, I’ve got a scene that crashes blender when rendering with yafray. I would like to export to xml and call yafray from the CLI to see if there are any error messages.
It would be nice to be able to send the xml file to another machine to be rendered, without the need to have blender on the other machine.
Right now, I’m trying a work-around by enabling the “xml” button in the render settings, and once the md5sum on the xml file in /tmp stops changing, I’ll kill the render and then I’ll have the xml file. There has to be an easier way, and since blender has to create the yafray data anyway, I would imagine that it would be very easy to add this function if it is not already available.
Thanks for your time.