16. Using the InteractiveRenderFilter
This video shows how the InteractiveRenderFilter speeds up the monitor rendering within your scene.
In the video:
• To set up Interactive Render Filters:
|1.||In the Node Graph tab, create an InteractiveRenderFilters node by pressing Tab, typing I, R and F, then choosing the InteractiveRenderFilters entry from the node creation menu.|
Note: InteractiveRenderFilters nodes do not have input or output ports to connect them to other nodes in the node graph. Instead, interactive render filters affect the entire Katana project.
|2.||With the cursor over the InteractiveRenderFilters node, press the E key to set the node's edit flag and bring up the node's parameters in the Parameters tab.|
|3.||In the Parameters tab, click the button to create a RenderFilter node inside the InteractiveRenderFilters node.|
|4.||In the parameters of the selected RenderFilter entry, click Add Node and enter the name of the type of node you want to add as a filter. For example, DlSettings.|
Note: Only types of nodes that provide at least one input port and one output port are valid for use as render filters.
|5.||Give your filter a name, such as "LowSamples" and set the category.|
|6.||Set the filter's parameters to best optimize your scene.|
Note: Interactive Render Filters settings only apply when working within scenes, not when performing a disk or batch render.
|7.||Click the Interactive Render Filters tool button next to Katana's main menu bar.|
This opens the Interactive Render Filters popup, in which Available Filters are listed in a tree on the left and Active Filters are listed in a tree on the right.
• To activate a render filter, double-click its entry in the tree on the left, or select it and click the Add button.
• To deactivate a render filter, select its entry in the tree on the right, and press the Delete or Backspace key.
• You can also drag and drop render filters between the two tree widgets to activate or deactivate them.
• You can drag render filters in the Active Filters tree to change the order in which they are applied to the scene.
• To deactivate all active filters, click the Clear All button.
Tip: If you’re using 3Delight, you can also set interactive optimization in the DlSettings node, under overrides in the Parameters tab.