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Arnold 7 ascii render test in terminal

Arnold 7 got released yesterday, and had this feature for an ascii render, which is as ridiculous as it sounds!

kick ascii render mode: kick -ascii allows rendering directly into the terminal. This requires a 24-bit terminal with UTF-8 support. The windows terminal, most Linux terminals, and iTerm support this; Apple’s Terminal does not. This will change the resolution of the render to fit within the console, so any images written to disk will likely be very small. Because it is so low res, telling kick to use a small bucket size is recommended, for instance by passing -bs 16 to kick. This can be useful for checking if a render on a remote machine is working (ARNOLD-11146).

I did think for a moment it could be used to preview the output in the logs, but it seems more of a tool for testing nodes. Would be great to see in Deadline, here’s an example of a donut I made earlier

I copied and pasted here…

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00:00:00   200MB         | render done
00:00:00   199MB         |
00:00:00   199MB         | releasing resources
00:00:00   140MB         |
00:00:00   140MB         |  releasing resources
00:00:00   116MB         |  Arnold shutdown

It does resize the render according to the shell window, I get an error when running it through Deadline as either an Arnold job or a command line job

STDOUT: 00:00:00 144MB ERROR | invalid render region (-2147483648,-2147483648)-->(-2147483648,-2147483648)

I guess this is as no size is specified in the log?

One for a rainy day

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