abxRenderLayers 1.6.0 (maya script) Cart_putAdd to cart

Powerful tools to manage, export, and rebuild Maya's Render Layers


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$20.00 (USD)

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16.9 KB

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Jul 09, 2010 / Jun 16, 2015


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linux, mac, windows


2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


render, layers, renderLayers, lighting, rendering, broken

Fix Broken Render Layers!!

Maya's render layers are notoriously stubborn, often breaking when reopening scenes or when working with referencing in a production pipeline. I designed these tools to overcome and recover scenes and render layers suffering from these problems. This script extends the Layer Editor menus to include function to do the following:

- repairs and recovers locked render layers caused by referencing
- instantly rebuild all render layers, even locked layers
- import and export your render layers between scene files
- diagnose locked layers to find out what nodes are missing
- interface to list and remove individual layer members, overrides, and shader overrides


source and execute abxRenderLayers();
Your render layer editor menu will change from "Layers" to "abxLayers" and you'll find new menu items there as well as the right-click menu's for each layer.

Check The Forums Tab for Documentation and Tips on Using abxRenderLayers to fix broken renderLayers


Update (March 17th, 2011)
- fixed bug on overridden connections causing rebuilds to error

Update (July 22nd, 2012)
- fixed bug preventing it from supporting future versions
- now matches maya's behavior of handling name clash overrides

Update (June 16th, 2015)
- added a reference purge for the layer to remove unclean ref edits that bloat scenes up

- import multiple render layers at once
- prevents children of render layer members from adding themselves when reimporting
- added support for Maya 2016