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Render Controls - Scene


The Scene tab, which is the first tab in the left control panel, contains general controls for Chunky and the scene.

Figure 3.2.11.1: The Scene tab


Controls

  • Open Scene Directory: Opens the directory of the currently-loaded scene, if any, or the directory in which Chunky stores scenes.

  • Export settings: Opens the Settings Export dialog box.

  • Import settings: Opens the Settings Import dialog box.

  • Restore default settings: Prompts the user to restore all scene settings to the defaults.

  • Load selected chunks: Loads chunks selected in the map view.

  • Reload chunks: Reloads the chunks that are currently loaded. Succeeds only if the world from which the chunks were originally selected is loaded.


  • Canvas size: Input field for the resolution of the render canvas. Alternatively, select one of four resolution presets from the dropdown menu, which is accessed by clicking the button immediately to the right of the input field.

    • 400x400

    • 1024x768: XGA

    • 960x540: qHD

    • 1920x1080: Full HD

  • Apply: Applies the resolution specified in the input field to the render canvas. Alternatively, press [Enter] while the input field is in focus.

  • Set default: Sets the resolution specified in the input field as the default resolution for new scenes.

  • x0.5: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input field by 0.5.

  • x1.5: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input field by 1.5.

  • x2: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input field by 2.


  • Load entities: Collapsible panel that contains controls to select which types of entities are loaded upon scene creation.

    • Players: Deselecting this option does not cause any currently-loaded entities of this type to be unloaded when Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is next used. Such entities must be removed from the scene through use of the controls in the Entities tab.

    • Armor stands: Deselecting this option does not cause any currently-loaded entities of this type to be unloaded when Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is next used. Such entities must be removed from the scene through use of the controls in the Entities tab.

    • Books: Deselecting this option does not cause any currently-loaded entities of this type to be unloaded when Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is next used. Such entities must be removed from the scene through use of the controls in the Entities tab.

    • Paintings: Deselecting this option causes any currently-loaded entities of this type to be unloaded when Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is next used.

    • Other: "Entities" such as candle flames and campfires fall under this type. Deselecting this option causes any currently-loaded entities of this type to be unloaded when Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is next used.

  • Select All: Selects all items in the list.

  • Deselect All: Deselects all items in the list.


  • Enable biome colors: Changes whether foliage as rendered in Chunky is tinted according to in-game biome foliage coloring.

  • Save dump once every...: Changes whether Chunky saves the scene and saves a render dump of the current progress whenever a multiple of the specified number of SPP has passed since the render started.

  • ..."X" frames: Input field for number of SPP a multiple of which must be rendered to before the scene and a render dump of the scene should be saved. Alternatively, select one of six preset values from the dropdown menu, which is accessed by clicking the button immediately to the right of the input field.

    • 50 SPP

    • 100 SPP

    • 500 SPP

    • 1000 SPP

    • 2500 SPP

    • 5000 SPP

  • Save snapshot for every dump: Changes whether Chunky saves a snapshot of the render progress at the time a dump is saved when a dump is saved.

  • Y min clip: Changes the minimum Y level of blocks to be loaded whenever Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is used. Values beyond the range of the slider can be entered into the associated input field.

  • Y max clip: Changes the maximum Y level of blocks to be loaded whenever Load selected chunks or Reload chunks is used. Values beyond the range of the slider can be entered into the associated input field.


2.5.0 Snapshot Controls

The Scene tab was improved in Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots.

Figure 3.2.11.2: The Scene tab in Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots

  • Canvas size: Input fields for the resolution of the render canvas.

    • Width: Input field for the horizontal dimension of the render canvas.

    • Height: Input field for the vertical dimension of the render canvas.

  • / Lock aspect ratio: Changes whether the aspect ratio of the render canvas is locked or unlocked . If the aspect ratio of the render canvas is locked, then changing one dimension of the resolution causes the other dimension to change proportionally to the other.

The resolution and aspect ratio of the render canvas are displayed directly below the input fields.

  • Apply: Applies the resolution specified in the input fields to the render canvas. Alternatively, press [Enter] while either input field is in focus.

  • Set default: Sets the resolution specified in the input fields as the default resolution for new scenes.

  • Flip axes: Inverts the dimensions of the render canvas, such that the measurement of the width of the render canvas becomes the measurement of the height of the render canvas, and the measurement of the height of the render canvas becomes the measurement of the width of the render canvas. This control is usable only if the aspect ratio of the render canvas is not 1:1.

  • x0.5: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input fields by 0.5.

  • x1.5: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input fields by 1.5.

  • x2: Multiplies each dimension of the resolution specified in the input fields by 2.



Settings Export

The Settings Export dialog box, shown in Figure 3.2.11.3, allows information describing a choice of the currently-set Chunky settings to be exported as a JSON-formatted string of text.

Figure 3.2.11.3: Settings Export dialog box

  • Settings to export: A list of settings which can be selected to be exported in the JSON string.

  • Settings JSON: Output field for the JSON-formatted string of text, the contents of which can be copied and saved for later.

  • Done: Closes the Settings Export dialog box.


Settings Import

The Settings Import dialog box, shown in Figure 3.2.11.4, allows a JSON-formatted string of text that contains information describing Chunky settings, usually one exported from the Settings Export dialog box, to be imported to immediately change all settings described in the JSON string to the values corresponding to each setting described in the JSON string.

Figure 3.2.11.4: Settings Import dialog box

  • Settings JSON: Input field for a JSON-formatted string of text that describes Chunky settings and their corresponding values.

  • OK: Applies the settings specified in the JSON string, if any, and closes the Settings Import dialog box.

  • Cancel: Closes the Settings Import dialog box without changing any settings.