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.