Feature Overrides

This group of switches allows you to disable a number of important rendering features. By selectively disabling some features, you can get a feel for where the renderer is spending most of the time, which helps optimizing scenes. This is also useful for isolating errors and artifacts when debugging. Note that not all of these options are interactive - some of them may require the entire scene to be refreshed/exported.

 

Ignore Textures

Ignore all textures when rendering.

Ignore Shaders

Ignore all shaders when rendering, Arnold will render with a simple "N dot eye" shader instead.


Ignore Atmosphere

Ignore atmospheric shaders. 


Ignore Lights

Ignore all light sources.


Ignore Shadows

Don't perform shadow calculations.


Ignore Subdivision

No objects will be subdivided. This parameter is not interactive.


Ignore Displacement

Displacements will be ignored. This parameter is not interactive.


Ignore Bump

Ignore bump mapping.


Ignore Normal Smoothing

Polygon normals will not be smoothed, resulting in a faceted appearance. This parameter is not interactive.


Ignore Motion Blur

Ignore motion blur. This can be useful for debugging problematic scenes with motion blur. When ignore motion blur is enabled, Arnold will use the geometry state defined by the reference_time parameter (located in the options node as well and in the range of 0-1).


Ignore Depth of Field

Ignore Depth of Field computation.


Ignore Sub-Surface Scattering

Ignore Subsurface scattering.


Force Translation of Shading Engines

Forces MtoA to export shape nodes with a shader link. This allows you to keep your shapes and shaders in separate ASS files. For example, you could have one standin that loads the shapes, and a second standin that loads the shaders. As long as the shape nodes include links to the shaders, Arnold will resolve the links and render the shapes with the right shaders.

 

 

Pepe model by Daniel M. Lara (Pepeland)

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