[Bf-committers] Feature request - "Copy Render Layer"

PabloVazquez.org venomgfx at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 23:53:06 CET 2013


Great script Bartek! Although I think the name should be "Duplicate
RenderLayer" instead. "Copy" gives me the feeling it would copy it to the
buffer for later paste, like materials/textures menu does (which would be
great indeed!)

About copying renderlayers between files/scenes, I've been waiting for this
since always. But I always forget to poke the devs about it.

Now, working on Tube, I needed it a lot. Bassam was kind enough to make a
quick addon for this.

Import RenderLayers Addon:

Incredibly useful, it lets you append RenderLayers from another file.

The only limitation right now due to the lack of time, is that right now it
only imports the renderlayers from the first scene, it should let you
choose from which scene to append the renderlayers from. Any awesome python
hacker to jump in and help?

Once we have that, I believe this addon should be included in Blender
trunk, perhaps even enabled by default.


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On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Juan Pablo Bouza <jpbouza at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Hi!!
> Moreover, I think that there should be an option to copy a render layer
> from one scene to another one....
> In many cases you need to do exact copies of render layers throughout many
> scenes. Currently the only way to do this is to create an empty scene with
> the render layer settinga, and then you have to start appending the objects
> from the animation scene.
> > From: bartekskorupa at bartekskorupa.com
> > Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 23:15:23 +0100
> > To: bf-committers at blender.org
> > Subject: [Bf-committers] Feature request - "Copy Render Layer"
> >
> > I am missing a little feature that shouldn't be very hard to implement,
> especially that I was able to create a simple add on that does exactly what
> I am looking for.
> > When creating render layers we have the option to add new render layer,
> remove render layer, but what is missing is the ability to make the exact
> copy of existing render layer.
> > It would help in many cases, like when you want to add new render layer
> where you'd like to change just one setting comparing to the render layer
> that already exists.
> >
> > As I mentioned at the beginning I created a simple add on that does it.
> It adds a button in the render layers panel. The button executes the
> operator that creates exact copy of selected render layer.
> > I could simply ask for including this add on to blender, but I think
> such feature shouldn't be implemented via add-on, but on a "higher level".
> What do you think?
> >
> > Here's the code:
> > http://www.pasteall.org/39349
> >
> >
> > http://cg.bartekskorupa.com/copy-render-layer/
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Bartek Skorupa
> >
> > www.bartekskorupa.com
> >
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