Here’s a question submitted through solidangle.com: how do I render a sequence of frames with Maya on Mac OS X?
The answer is: the same way you would a sequence of frames with mental ray in Maya.
- On the Common tab of the Render Settings set the Frame/Animation ext to something like name.#.ext and specify a frame range.
- Then click Render > Batch Render to start rendering the sequence.
From the command line:
Open a Maya Terminal, either through Spotlight or in Finder (/Applications/Autodesk/maya2015/Maya Terminal.term)
Using a Maya Terminal means that the PATH already includes the location of the Maya command-line renderer.
- In the terminal, use the Render command to render the sequence. For example:
Render -r arnold -s 1 -e 10 -proj /Users/stephen/MyProject /Users/stephen/MyProject/scenes/arnold.mb
If Arnold is the renderer specified in the saved scene file, you can omit -r arnold from the Render command.
Run the command Render -help -r arnold to print the help for the Arnold-specific render flags.