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Can you reuse a batch rendering set up?

New York Puzzle Company 2 months ago • updated by Vitaly Ovchinnikov 2 months ago 1

I'm wondering if there is a way to save and reuse a batch rendering setup.  If I have a scene for example with six boxes in different configurations, it takes me a while to set up the batch and assign the right file name to each of the faces. But then I want to use that same configuration multiple times with different products.  So far I have been re-entering the same info each time but it would be a huge help if I knew how to save that scenario and apply to other items.  Looking for solutions as to how that would be possible.  Thanks!

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You need job files. Job file is a simple XML file that links Boxshot project with a set of renderings. When you set a batch rendering, Boxshot internally makes such file in the rendering folder, you can have a look at it there. Then you can make your own file based on that, or simply copy and re-use the one that Boxshot makes.

Basically, you need a project, job-file next to it and some artwork listed in that job file. Then you can run the job file with Boxshot and get your books rendered the way you need.

You can read more about this here: https://boxshot.com/support/boxshot-help/automation_jobs.html but looking at the existing jobs should work better.

I will be happy to answer your further questions, if any.

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You need job files. Job file is a simple XML file that links Boxshot project with a set of renderings. When you set a batch rendering, Boxshot internally makes such file in the rendering folder, you can have a look at it there. Then you can make your own file based on that, or simply copy and re-use the one that Boxshot makes.

Basically, you need a project, job-file next to it and some artwork listed in that job file. Then you can run the job file with Boxshot and get your books rendered the way you need.

You can read more about this here: https://boxshot.com/support/boxshot-help/automation_jobs.html but looking at the existing jobs should work better.

I will be happy to answer your further questions, if any.