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  • Rendering mulitple sections of a Comp?

    Posted by Guy Smith on August 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Hi, I would like to select a portion of a comp, send it to the render queue, and then select another portion and add that to the queue.
    If I do one section at a time, render, then do the next section, no problems, but
    if I add more than one selection to the render queue, I get 2 identical renders?!

    Same thing if I add more than one comp. I’m sure there’s something obvious I’m not doing right?

    Chris Gomersall replied 11 months ago 7 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Tudor “ted” jelescu

    August 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    If I understand correctly your question, all you need to do is to select the in and out points in the render settings module for each item in the render queue. This way even if you render parts of the same comp you will get for each item in the queue only the specified portion of that comp.

    Tudor “Ted” Jelescu
    Senior VFX Artist

  • Adriano Moraes

    August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Hi there. You may also want to give this a try.



  • Walter Soyka

    August 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I recommend the “Queue Comp Sections” script by Christopher Green:

    Chris has a bunch of really nice scripts on his site. If. You find them useful, you might consider clicking his Donate button and sending a few bucks his way.

    Walter Soyka
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  • Guy Smith

    August 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

    thankyou all for replying – I installed the script in the right folder, but it does not show in ‘Windows – Scripts’. I shows in the ‘File – Queue.jsx’ but doesn’t seem to do anything when I click it. Thankyou for posting anyway, I hope others find it useful.

    My workaround ended up something like this (like Dave mentioned also)

    I have 2 scenes within 1 comp. To render each scene in order in the render queue, I made a new comp with only part 1 in, another with only part 2 in (dividing comps up into however many new comps are needed.
    The key step is to then OPEN each comp, and select the render area WITHIN the ‘sub-comp’. The master comp will only render one area again and again, regardless of what area you select with the markers.

    I can’t help feeling the queue script is a much needed addition to AE in future editions, I’ll let them know! . . .

  • Tom Davis

    June 6, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Another option would be the Renderly script. This script uses markers to define render regions so you can easily customise which sections of your comp to send to the render queue!

  • Henry Garrou

    June 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    A simple workaround, Just duplicate the comp for the purposes of the render
    render Portion A from the original Comp
    render Portion B from the duplicate, then remove the dupe after render.

    Hope this helps

  • Henry Garrou

    June 14, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Another option, I bet this works when you export to Media Encoder instead of AE’s Native Render queue. The in and out Cue points would be recorded separately for each render node.

  • Chris Gomersall

    June 25, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    this is what I have done in the past.

  • Chris Gomersall

    June 25, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    ooooo trying that next time.

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