The fourteenth point release of RenderPal V2 brings a proper additional settings control in the RenderPal V2 Submitter and many other features, like per-renderer net job defaults, Path map and Frame checking improvements and support for Thea Studio, Redshift Standalone and Rhinoceros. Below you'll find a brief description of what is new in this version; release notes and the complete changelog can be found at the bottom of this post.
- Additional render settings in the RenderPal V2 Submitter
The additional render settings control in the RenderPal V2 Submitter now uses proper edit controls for each parameter type, meaning that you can now use comfortable drop-down menus for enumeration values, check boxes for booleans, numeric input fields for numbers and so on.
- Per-renderer net job defaults
Default values for net jobs can now be stored not just globally, but also individually for each renderer. This way, you can have different defaults for each renderer you’re using, which makes working with RenderPal V2 even more efficient.
- Path map improvements
Path maps now support wildcards in the form of the commonly used asterisk (*). This does not only allow you to match an arbitrary string in the middle of a path, but to also reuse the matched partition in the translated path, making working in a mixed-OS environment even easier.
- Frame checking improvements
Frame checking on render sets that contain multiple frame ranges has been greatly improved. We also changed the behavior of how a single frame number placeholder (#) works: Previously, this would enforce a frame number padding of 1; now, a single # will just match any number without enforcing any padding.
- New & updated submitter scripts
This point release sports two new submitter scripts for LightWave 3D and Fusion. We also updated the scripts for VRED and Cinema 4D.
- New & updated renderers
Three new renderers are now supported out-of-the-box by RenderPal V2: Thea Studio, Redshift Standalone and Rhinoceros. Many other renderers have received updates as well, like image slicing support for V-Ray and Vue.
- Numerous other improvements
Many other improvements made it into this new version of RenderPal V2, like parameter dependencies support in the submitter, remembering of the last used renderer/version and support for passing double-quotes in values using the command-line remote controller.
This is only an excerpt of what is new in this release; be sure to read the full release notes:
And if you are wondering: Yes, we did indeed skip version 2.13 for superstitious reasons.