Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
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# 1 16-06-2014 , 08:37 AM
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Command line rendering: disabling shadows

Hi there!

I'm using 'command line rendering' to render my scenes in the Terminal (OSX):

I use the basic command so the scene will use the settings from the file itself:
Render -r mr ~/maya/

What I would like to do, is to add some code to disable the rendering of shadows.
But I cannot find such info on how to do this...
(List of command line code:

What is this piece of code and how/where do I add this?

Thanks for helping me out here!

# 2 16-06-2014 , 02:34 PM
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I think that would be something you would want to change in the file itself before you send it to render. If you want to render the same scene out with shadows and without, or do something like that, you could try adding a render layer.

# 3 17-06-2014 , 05:58 AM
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Working with an extra layer and disabling the shadows for that layer works! Pretty cool. Didn't know that you could do that! Thx, mate.

Still, to get smarter, any feedback on how to add that extra code to the command line would be appreciated!

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