Backburner Tribulations - Update

 More changes to the performExportToBackburner.mel file! Thanks to Francois Maree for the suggestions :). A couple parameters were added.

Auto Threads – Automatically use available threads

By Frame – Render frames in increments of this value. Render settings must be set to render out a sequence of images

Francois let me know that there was a change in the Maya 2013 mel that caused an error with versions 2012 and 2011 and probably versions earlier than those. It was trying to find a procedure that wasn't included, but all is well now. There are now two different versions in the download.
To be honest, I'm really considering making a custom tab in the render settings for this, I don't know why it's not there in the first place.

Edited on 12/22/2012
There was an error saying the byFrame control could not be found. Now fixed.


  1. you are genius.

  2. Hi~I think it is a great mel script,but when I call this script why it always say"Error: Cannot find procedure "removeMenuItems",and I can't open the UI?

  3. There's a newer version with more features. And the error happened because the script was calling a proc in a separate mel file that's not included in the installation of versions 2012 and earlier.

  4. Brilliant! Very useful!


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