Setting Up the Network View

Now that your environment variables have been properly set up, the final step is to prepare your network to call the Autodesk Maya rendering utility. Once this is done, you can render the 3D objects in your Harmony project and preview them in the Camera view in Render View mode. This will allow you to composite your 3D scene and effects.

There are two types of script modules that work with the Harmony-Maya connection:

Render Maya Batch
This module uses the script renderMayaBatch();

This script starts a Maya Batch session, renders the 3D elements on that frame, and then closes the session. It will open and close the session for every frame to be rendered.

Render Maya Batch Server
This module uses the script renderMayaBatchServer();

This script starts a Maya Batch session that stays open so that when you render 3D objects through multiple frames, it does not close the session between each of them.