Ocean raw files
When saving simulation results to images or table files (such as .jpg or .csv), some information can be lost, such as numerical precision, channels, values before post-processing, etc...
The Ocean raw file format allows saving the simulation results for later use. When opened again in Ocean, everything goes as if the simulation had just been done, including:
- Post-processing parameters adjustment
- Raw and post-processed data analysis and export to other formats
- Colorimetry and photometry measurements
These files have the .ocraw extension.
Writing Ocean raw files
Ocean raw files can be saved from the interface. Just select a simulation result tab in the main window area, and go to the Simulation > Save Raw menu
Ocean raw files may also be saved automatically when a render stops. This option is available in the preferences dialog.
You can generate Ocean raw files from the command line, by using the -o option with a .ocraw file name extension. This is especially useful when many images have to be rendered, but post-processing requires per-image adjustment. See command line syntax for more details.
Opening Ocean raw files
Ocean raw files may be opened from the interface, in the Simulation > Load Raw menu. They will open as if the simulation had just been finished.