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5.3 Logging Manager

 
Logging Manager UI
 
While Iray is rendering it sends log messages in Mayas Output Window. The Iray Logging Manager gives you control about the detail of Iray's log messages. Only modify the settings in this window if you know what you do. This window is meant for debugging purpose.
 

Log Prefix

 
Time
Shows the time of the listed action in the format day month date h:min:sec year.
 
Time Seconds
Time stamp in seconds with miliseconds resolution. This feature is meant for debugging.
 
Host Thread
Lists the host number first and then the threat number. This feature is meant for debugging.
 
Host Name
 Displays the hostname on which the listed action happens.
 
Module
Displays the listed program module that is responsible for the listed action.
 
Category
Displays the category name of the log level.
 
Severity
Displays the meaning or relevance of the action.
 

Log Levels

 
Logging Manager UI
 
There are six different levels that triggers the frequency of the listed categories:
 
fatal
Prints a message if a fatal error has occurred. This log level gives the fewest output.
 
error
Prints a message if an error has occurred.
 
warning
Prints a message if a warning has occurred.
 
info
This is a normal operational message.
 
verbose
This is a more verbose message.
 
debug
Prints a message for every action Iray does. This level gives the most information but slows down render time significant.
 
The available categories are:
 
Overall Level
 
This attribute doesn't describe a category but the highest output level possible, for example, if this is set to fatal. All other categories only display the fatal messages, doesn't matter what is set individual in each single category. To visualize this behaviour, all categories that are not considered become red.
 
    In the following screenshot you see that the Overall Level is set to info:
 
Iray Logging Manager UI
 
The categories Database, Disk, Geometry, Image and Render are OK because the chosen log levels are a subset of the log level info. IO, Main, Misc, Memory, Network and Plugin appear red because the log level verbose is higher than the Overall Level info. For these categories you will see only the messages with the log level info.
 
Database
This category lists action related to theraw disk I/O and swapping.
 
Disk
This category lists action related to the database.
 
Geometry
This category lists action related to geometry processing, e.g. tesselation.
 
Image
This category lists action related to texture processing, image and video plugins.
 
Main
This category is reserved for the application itself.
 
Misc
This category lists action related to everything that isn't covered by the other categories.
 
Memory
This category lists action related to the memory management.
 
Network
This category lists action related to the network traffic.
 
Plugin
This category lists action related to plugins unless other categories fit better.
 
Render
This category lists action related to the rendering process. This category shows the progress and could be set to the log level info or verbose.