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Benjamin Snape asked ·

How can I see the progress of my Arnold render?

Does anyone know if there is any progress bar with Arnold render so I can see the progress of my render? I pressed render and it began its usual business, rendering from what was in the resolution gate and now it is showing me that same image but underneath it says 'render time: 50mins' - Is this normal and do I just have to wait for 50 mins for it to export to my saved area?

Also, my settings are 720p, 1-300f

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Thiago Ize answered ·

Since you're asking in the "Arnold Core Renderer" space, the answer here would be to make sure that your log verbosity output has AI_LOG_PROGRESS enabled. With kick you can pass "-v 2" (or greater) and it'll give you something like:

00:00:00    87MB         |  starting 8 bucket workers of size 64x64 ...
00:00:04   170MB         |     0% done - 1268 rays/pixel
00:00:05   170MB         |     5% done - 240 rays/pixel
00:00:06   170MB         |    10% done - 147 rays/pixel
00:00:07   171MB         |    15% done - 222 rays/pixel
00:00:08   172MB         |    20% done - 260 rays/pixel
00:00:09   171MB         |    25% done - 104 rays/pixel
00:00:12   169MB         |    30% done - 544 rays/pixel
00:00:14   170MB         |    35% done - 303 rays/pixel
00:00:15   170MB         |    40% done - 193 rays/pixel
00:00:17   170MB         |    45% done - 258 rays/pixel
00:00:17   170MB         |    50% done - 35 rays/pixel
00:00:17   171MB         |    55% done - 62 rays/pixel
00:00:20   171MB         |    60% done - 437 rays/pixel
00:00:21   171MB         |    65% done - 256 rays/pixel
00:00:23   172MB         |    70% done - 234 rays/pixel
00:00:26   172MB         |    75% done - 597 rays/pixel
00:00:27   172MB         |    80% done - 215 rays/pixel
00:00:28   173MB         |    85% done - 82 rays/pixel
00:00:28   173MB         |    90% done - 159 rays/pixel
00:00:29   173MB         |    95% done - 164 rays/pixel
00:00:29   173MB         |   100% done - 7 rays/pixel
00:00:29   173MB         |  render done in 0:29.413

Each of the DCC plugins also allow you to view the log file and set the log verbosity. The answer for how to do that will depend on which plugin you use. They might also provide for other ways to see progress.

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