Well for my CheesePlatter, I wanted to render at 720 by 405 for my reel which contains Caustics and Global Illumination.
I tried the Digital Tutors tutorial on batch baking, but they didn't make a tutorial on baking GI and I assumed it is not possible, I tried batch baking GI, but it kept telling me that my lightmaps are missing. I have checked the lightmaps, they are all intact. I don't know why Autodesk have this Batch bake options for GI when no one else can get it to work.
And for my Fruit tarts, I wanted to render at 720 by 405 for my reel as well with faster render time which was why I had the most problems with baking the Final Gather layer, I even ran it with an animated camera, but it still flicker.
I am using Maya 8.5 at the moment.
My AIM screenname is "tvholicjames" by the way.
If you have any suggestions about batch baking to make it render alot faster instead of an hour a frame with GI and caustic, please let me know. I would love to learn more correct techniques.
Thank you very much.
Hau Ming Li