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 ====== General workflow options ====== ====== General workflow options ======
 +{{ exrtrader2018:workflow_options.png?nolink|}}
 ===== Save in Layout ===== ===== Save in Layout =====
  
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 Images will always be saved by exrTrader when rendering in Layout. Images will always be saved by exrTrader when rendering in Layout.
-==== Only Sequences (F10) (requires at least LightWave 3D V9.5) ====+==== Only Sequences (F10) ====
  
 Images will only be saved by exrTrader if the current render is a sequence render (F10) Images will only be saved by exrTrader if the current render is a sequence render (F10)
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 ===== Store all Buffers (F9) ===== ===== Store all Buffers (F9) =====
  
-exrTrader can display all buffers using VIPER after an initial render with exrTrader applied to the scene, this requires up to 42MB of memory. +exrTrader can display all buffers using a built-in image viewer after an initial render with exrTrader applied to the scene. The amount of memory required depends on the amount of buffers, the image size as well as the Preview Scale. 
-By default, only the selected buffers are stored in memory for VIPER. If you wish to assess all buffers, this option will request all available buffers from LightWave 3D during a render and store them for the VIPER preview.+ 
 +By default, only the selected buffers are stored in memory for the preview. If you wish to assess all buffers, this option will request all available buffers from LightWave 3D during a render and store them in RAM. 
 This option is only effective for a single frame render (F9), since it can slow down final renders dramatically in some cases. This option is only effective for a single frame render (F9), since it can slow down final renders dramatically in some cases.
-The exception here is the Ambient Occlusion buffer, since it triggers a separate render pass. If you wish to preview this buffer in VIPER, it needs to be enabled as well. + 
-This setting has no effect while rendering on a render node.+This setting has no effect when rendering on a render node.
  
 ===== Show Buffers Preview... ===== ===== Show Buffers Preview... =====
  
-This button opens or closes VIPER. Please have a look at the chapter on exrTrader and VIPER to see the possibilities of using VIPER to preview buffers. +This button opens or closes the built-in image viewer.
-Post-apply Display Gamma (not available in LightWave 10.0) +
-If you check this control then exrTrader will apply the Display Gamma setting to the main RGB buffer after exrTrader has processed and exported the buffers. +
-This allows you to view a render with gamma correction in the LightWave image viewer, but still save out a linear image. +
-This option is not available in LightWave 10.0 and higher due to the availability of a colour management system to enable a “proper” linear work flow. +
 ===== Preview Scale ===== ===== Preview Scale =====
 +
 +This percentage defines how much the buffers are scaled down for preview purposes only. Since they will all be stored in memory after render, they can use a few GBs given a large amount of buffers and high render resolution.
 +
 +===== Output Path =====
 +This defines the base path for all written images. You can either use the path defined by LightWave 3D or select your own.
 +
 +You can only select an output path if **Use Prefs Render Path** is not activated.
 +===== Use Prefs Render Path =====
 +
 +If you select this option, exrTrader will use the output file defined in the Lightwave3D render globals.
 +
 +This option is quite important if used across a render farm in conjunction with the OpenEXR Dummy Saver, described later in this manual.
 +
 +<- presets| ^| ^ viewer|->
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