Performs offline batch rendering using any of the available renderer backends, or optionally writes scene descriptions to disk for later rendering via a SystemCommand node.


Container for user-defined plugs. Nodes should never make their own plugs here, so users are free to do as they wish.


Input connections to upstream nodes which must be executed before this node.


Input connections to nodes which must be executed after this node, but which don’t need to be executed before downstream nodes.


Output connections to downstream nodes which must not be executed until after this node.


Container for custom plugs which dispatchers use to control their behaviour.


Maximum number of frames to batch together when dispatching tasks. If the node requires sequence execution batchSize will be ignored.


Causes this node to be executed immediately upon dispatch, rather than have its execution be scheduled normally by the dispatcher. For instance, when using the LocalDispatcher, the node will be executed immediately in the dispatching process and not in a background process as usual.

When a node is made immediate, all upstream nodes are automatically considered to be immediate too, regardless of their settings.


Settings that control how tasks are dispatched to Tractor.


A Tractor “service key expression” used to select blades on which tasks will be executed.


A space separated list of tags that can be used with Tractor’s limits to constrain the number of concurrent tasks. Typically this is used to ensure that tasks using commercial software do not exceed the available license count.


The scene to be rendered.


The renderer to use. Default mode uses the render:defaultRenderer option from the input scene globals to choose the renderer. This can be authored using the StandardOptions node.


The type of render to perform.


The name of the file to be generated when in scene description mode.


A direct pass-through of the input scene.


The renderer that will be used, accounting for the value of the render:defaultRenderer option if renderer is set to “Default”.