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Steve Clarkson

Viewport Re-Render for Export

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I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.... I'll update an render in a viewport, and then export to a PDF, then seemingly randomly, it will either save directly or re-render.  It's extremely inconveniencing to spend the time to render and then the same amount of time to save an export.  And while the first render can be done in the background, the export one cannot, adding extra frustration.

Am I missing something? Again, it seems random.


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It's probably related to a checkbox called "Update visible out of date viewports before exporting" towards the bottom of the Export PDF dialogue box. (I tend to leave this unchecked.)




It shouldn't be random, but it might seem random because it won't re-render if all viewports are considered up-to-date. Try unchecking this setting and see if that fixes your issue.

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