As I type this, I’m rendering a 300 frame animation, about 12 seconds long, that is rendering with raytracing and envmap and motion blur on. You probably know what motion blur does to a animation. It is equivilent to rendering it 16 times! So, with each frame of the final animation being 1/24 of a second long, and my render time for each frame is about 20 minutes, almost an hour when someone is actually using the computer. Since we have a lot of free time on this computer, I figured “well, nobody will be using it all night and all day while I’m at school, so I guess I’ll render this.” For 95 percent of the time this is OK, because the computer is being put to use when nobody is around. But when I’m working on it (like now) the rendering is causing the computer to go really slow. I don’t wan’t to stop rendering it as I have a good chunck done and don’t wan’t to start over, but I also want to because the computer is going so slow! What I’m asking for is this:
Somehow put a ‘PAUSE’ button somewhere so that you can pause the rendering process and start it up again without starting over.
I have no background in coding, and I don’t know how hard it would be to implement it, but if it wasn’t that dificult, it would be a nice feature. I could pause it and have a normal speed computer, then resume the rendering while I’m off doing something else. If this is really hard to put in, then you don’t need to. If this was the case I could try to remember to render targa files to put in the sequencer later and render the animation that way. But if it is easy, then please put it in. Thanks for your time!