I'm trying to run Blender as a background process via batch process (or directly from the command line), neither seem to work. Has anyone done this before? I'm using the following pages for guidance:
When rendering, it should use the info in the .blend file (.PNG vs AVI, frame rate, etc.) by default. For both of these, there is a file called ANIMATION.blend already created.
Here is the FIRST script, to render in the background:
cd\program files\blender foundation\blender blender -b C:\pathtofile\ANIMATION.blend -o C:\pathtofile\renders\ -x
It gives me:
found bundled python: C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.78\python read blend: C:\pathtofile\ANIMATION.blend Blender quit
But does not actually render anything, either in /tmp, or the output file above, or the one in the .blend file already.
If I just render the animation via the in Blender GUI, it works fine.
Any ideas? Is it broken or am I doing something wrong?