Previewing Your Render: The Render View Window

The Render View window automatically opens when you test-render a frame, as you’ve already seen in your work through this book. To open it manually, choose Window ⇒ Rendering Editors ⇒ Render View. Your current scene renders in the Render View window. Figure 11-9 shows the important icons in this window:

Redo Previous Render Renders the last-rendered view panel.

Render Region Renders only the selected portion of an image. To select a portion of an image, click within the image in the Render View window, and drag a red box around a region.

Open Render Settings Window Opens the Render Settings window (also known as the Render Globals window in previous versions of Maya).

Display RGB Channels Displays ...

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