Introduction
Usage
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Requirements
Installation

AutoRenderSaver is LightWave Layout tool to automatically save all rendered images.

It's Layout Master plugin which means it survives quitting Layout or scene clearing. Options set in user interface will be stored in LightWave settings.

Each time you will use F9 or Render Frame button, image will be saved on disk, without any feedback. It will save you time spend on picking up file format and name for every single test render, allow going back to some that were not saved because of f.e. crash etc. It will make sure that no file is overwritten automatically increasing counter and checking file existence.

After installing plugin in Layout you should open Master Plugins window (press control q on keyboard) and pick up Auto Render Saver to activate plugin. Double click Auto Render Saver to show options, and pick up folder where all rendered images will be saved.

Download AutoRenderSaver v1.1 for Windows 32 bit (48276 bytes).

Download AutoRenderSaver v1.1 for Windows 64 bit (39901 bytes).

Download AutoRenderSaver v2.1 for Windows 32 bit (52175 bytes). LightWave v10.0+ required!

Download AutoRenderSaver v2.1 for Windows 64 bit (55327 bytes). LightWave v10.0+ required!

Changes made in the 2.1 (8-March-2013)

  • Fixed compatibility with LightWave v11.5.

Changes made in the 2.0 (11-May-2011)

  • Added support to color spaces introduced in LightWave v10.0.
  • Fixed compatibility with LightWave v10.0.

Changes made in the 1.1 (2-Aug-2010)

  • Fixed detection of full sequence rendering.

Changes made in the 1.0 (26-Feb-2010)

  • The first official Windows release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v9.6+
  • Pentium or better
  • Windows 32 bit

Installing the product

In order to install the program, please extract the archive to some location on your hard disk.

On Windows ®, the archive is in the ZIP format. You will need 3rd party software such as WinZIP, which you can download from http://www.winzip.com (it's not included in the package), or other compatible software to decompress the archive.

Windows XP ® has built-in ZIP support (simply right click on the archive’s icon, and choose ‘Extract all files...’).

On Macintosh ®, the archive is in the SIT format. You will need 3rd party software such as StuffIt, which you can download from http://www.stuffit.com (it's not included in the package), or compatible software to decompress the archive.

The LightWave ® plugin does not require files to be in specific locations, which is a very nice feature. But for easier file management it is recommended that the plugin files (i.e. those with .p extension) be copied to your LightWave ® plugins folder (f.e. LightWave\Plugins\).

Installing LightWave ® Layout Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > Utilities ® Add Plugins..., then find the folder containing the new plugin files and select them. You should see a message from LightWave telling you that the plugins have been added successfully. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program.

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Uninstalling the product

Uninstalling LightWave ® Layout Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > Utilities > Edit Plugins..., then select the plugin files and press the Delete button. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program. Now you can safely remove the files from your hard disk.

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