Play and render movies

Play and Export Movies

The Export view is where you can watch all the sequences of your project in full-screen mode back to back or render them out to a video file or a sequence of images.

The order in which the sequences will be played or rendered is determined by the order in which the sequences are laid out in the Scene and Sequences view.

If you need to skip a sequence when playing or rendering out the movie, select the sequence’s card in the Scene and Sequence view and press the h key. Cards of hidden sequences are greyed out. To unhide a sequence, select its card and press h again.

To access the “Export” view, click on the play button  located in the top right corner of the Scenes and Sequences view.

To play all sequences, click on the play icon  on the playback control panel located in the middle bottom of the screen. You can also use the space bar to play or pause the movie. Depending on your monitor resolution, GPU and scene complexity, PocketStudio might not be able to maintain real-time playback framerate in the high-quality rendering mode.

You can switch between the preview and high-quality rendering mode at any time by pressing the F2 key.

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Click on icon (top-left of the screen, next to the viewport) to open the export options panel.

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You can either render your movies to a video file (MKV format) or to a sequence of images. If you choose the image sequence option, you can then also export rendering passes (normal, object ID, etc.) along side the beauty render.

Increasing image quality in high-quality rendering mode: images/videos rendered using the high-quality rendering mode can be noisy. The noise can be reduced by turning the denoiser on of course (though mind the temporal artifacts), but also by increasing the sample count parameter. Increasing sample count will also increase render times.

Render times in RTX mode depends on your GPU’s performances (number of RT cores, etc.).

Disconnection during rendering: if the connection to the server is lost while PocketStudio is rendering, the process will continue.

Current limitations:

  • You cannot yet set the format of the image’s filename itself.
  • H hide/unhide a sequence.
  • space bar play/pause the movie.
  • F2 switch between preview and high-quality rendering mode.