Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

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Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby gandhics » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:27 pm

I don't see a way to add OutputFilename1 with SMTDSettings in 3dsMax.
Could u guys add this?

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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby Bobo » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:42 pm

gandhics wrote:I don't see a way to add OutputFilename1 with SMTDSettings in 3dsMax.
Could u guys add this?


OutputFilename# is not supported directly by SMTDSettings. Not even OutputFilename0 is directly accessible, the OutputFilename# keys are populated during job submission based on the output filenames of the current renderer.

Can you explain how you plan to use them if there were a way to set any of them?
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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby Bobo » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 pm

Btw, you can always add more values to the job file from a custom script - just open the already created file, figure out what the highest value of the counter is for the OutputFilename, increment by one, and output whatever path you need. Close the file, and call the submit function. No need for SMTDSettings to explicitly support something for it to be part of the submission.
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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby ChangsooEun » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Well... problem is that we are piggy backing Thinkbox SubmitTo DEadline script.
So... Actual submission happens through Thinkbox script.
I can hack the shipping script. But, then when you guys update your script I need to hack again and again.

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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby Bobo » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:26 pm

Ok, please explain what you would like to see added. I cannot add OutputFilename1 because that can be used already by a Render Element or some other output. What exactly do you want it for? Do you just want the ability to show additional custom output folders in the Monitor's right click menu > Job Output menu for navigation/viewing purposes? Or does that path have to do something else within the context of the rendering?

I can add the ability to append any number of additional paths to the Monitor Job Output menu via SMTDSettings, but they will have indices based on whatever SMTD's highest index was when it processed the actual render output paths. So if SMTD already had 7 paths numbered from 0 to 6, and you had an array of 3 additional paths in a new SMTDSettings.AdditionalOutputPaths property, they would be output as OutputFilename7, OutputFilename8 and OutputFilename9. Does that sound like what you are after?
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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby ChangsooEun » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:59 am

"Do you just want the ability to show additional custom output folders in the Monitor's right click menu > Job Output menu for navigation/viewing purposes?"

YES! this is what I want."

" can add the ability to append any number of additional paths to the Monitor Job Output menu via SMTDSettings, but they will have indices based on whatever SMTD's highest index was when it processed the actual render output paths. So if SMTD already had 7 paths numbered from 0 to 6, and you had an array of 3 additional paths in a new SMTDSettings.AdditionalOutputPaths property, they would be output as OutputFilename7, OutputFilename8 and OutputFilename9. Does that sound like what you are after?"

Sounds perpect.

If I ask a little bit more, it would be great to have a generic customJobInfoOptions peoperty with array of array input #(#(Optionname, Value))
So I can set something like SMTDSetting.customJobInfoOptions = #(#("OutputFilename1", "c:...." ))

Then I would not need to bug you everytime ;)

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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby Bobo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:39 am

ChangsooEun wrote:If I ask a little bit more, it would be great to have a generic customJobInfoOptions peoperty with array of array input #(#(Optionname, Value))
So I can set something like SMTDSetting.customJobInfoOptions = #(#("OutputFilename1", "c:...." ))

Then I would not need to bug you everytime ;)


Sounds like a good idea, will add it today.
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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby gandhics » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:56 pm

Any update?

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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby Bobo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:29 pm

gandhics wrote:Any update?


I have added it to my local build.
Will have to push it into the next version, and possibly back-port to v9 so you can use it immediately.
I can provide you with the changes here so you can modify your files, and later when it becomes part of an official release your scripts will still work...
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Re: Please support to defined OutputFilename1 in SMTDSettings

Postby gandhics » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:50 pm

perfect.
I love to get asap.
I just need to throw in repo. I guess.


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