Text editing is very handy to batch various scenes dressings for RenderWarrior.
Dressing is a new feature in Arion stand-alone v2.5.0 that allows for text-based (.xml) editing of the scene's properties. This was implemented for artists and studios who needs to batch a lot of renders variations of the same scene.
Exporting a dressing file
By clicking on the Dressings button, Arion will asks for a drive location and a filename for the scene's .xml dressing.
The Dressing button in Arion stand-alone.
The RandomControl Teapot scene and a snapshot of its .xml dressing file.
Editing a .xml dressing file
Dressing files can be edited in any text editor such as Window's Notepad or more advanced text editors like Notepad++ (which was used for this document's snapshots).
By editing manually the correct string of the .xml file, you can change the scene:
Changing the RandomControl Teapot color using the XML dressing file.
Loading a .xml dressing file
The XML file can be used as is by RenderWarrior just like a scene file, so instead of defining a .RCS in the command-line argument, you can just point to a .xml file. The stand-alone is also able to read .xml dressing files directly:
Loading a dressing in the stand-alone.
Loading a .xml dressing using RenderWarrior.
When using a .xml file as input with RenderWarrior, it's still possible to use all the usual command-line arguments that normally applies to .rcs files.