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03-11-2010, 04:14 PM
There has been talk on this board about the ability to run Metafuze from command line. I have found the data from running with an XML batch but I have not found any reference to command line arguments other than an XML batch. Does anybody have this information, it is not in the User Manual.
03-12-2010, 11:16 AM
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03-12-2010, 10:19 PM
The only argument is -debug which gives you a verbose report as the process is running. Not too useful to humans but if you are writing a batch file to automate things you could take the output and parse it to get the estimated finish time, current file and frame, etc.
03-12-2010, 11:45 PM
That is all that I had found and as you say, it is not too useful. But I appreciate your answer.
03-13-2010, 10:44 AM
we use Metafuze with Prime-Focus "Deadline" rendermanagement software. One of our scripting heroes even wrote a script before the current version (4) came out to automate MXF conversion.
Deadline is for free if you only want use 2 nodes, check it out...
Hope this helps,
03-13-2010, 11:16 AM
This solves my problem. I am a strong believer in not re-inventing the wheel.
03-13-2010, 09:36 PM
I forgot about this yesterday. Here is a batch file I wrote several months ago to automate some functions but it's not really a full network render manager for metafuze.
03-20-2010, 10:59 PM
I can't really help you with the command-line arguments, but I've written a basic network render manager for MetaFuze, it's called "BatchFuze" and there is more information here:
It's current in a Beta stage while I wait for feedback on it's effectiveness. If you're in a position it test it, let me know and I'll provide a copy for you.