Batch Menu

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Overview

  • The Batch Menu provides several tools for the creation of Tasks for data mass-processing.
    • These Batch Processing tools use a spreadsheet view where each row is a Task to perform, and the columns specify the various parameters of the Task.
    • Once the spreadsheet is populated, the Tasks are created with a single click.
    • All Tasks can be scheduled for processing on the local computer
    • Export and Conversion Tasks can be scheduled for processing on the network using Thinkbox’ DEADLINE Network Manager.
  • The Batch Menu also contains the Workflow Wizard script.

CONVERT POINT Files...

  • Opens a Convert Point Files Dialog.
  • This Batch Tool can be used to convert a large number of files in supported input file formats into SEQUOIA’s native SPRT file format, or other supported output formats.
  • The input files can reside in different locations, and their output counterparts can be created in the same folder, or in a different location.
  • Optionally, all input files can be saved to a single output file.
  • If the input file does not provide any metadata specifying the Units, the user can provide the units as a parameter.
  • If the input file does not contain channel naming information, the user can provide a channel mapping preset which can be reused for similar files of the same batch.
  • The output filename can be set to the input file name, or to a pattern containing custom names, the original filename, and the units info provided as $tokens.
  • Optionally, a resulting output file can be loaded in the Active Document by creating a Point Loader named according to the file name.

IMPORT POINT Files...

  • This Batch Tool can be used to mass-create Point Loaders from any number of supported binary input files without performing any format conversion.
  • Only binary file formats containing all relevant metadata (units, channel mapping) are supported.
  • The spreadsheet contains parameters to control the naming of the Point Loaders, and whether the data will be loaded automatically.

EXPORT POINT Objects...

  • This Batch Tool can be used to mass-export Point Loaders and Point Region Of Interest objects to supported output file formats.
  • Each point source object can be saved to a different filename and path.
  • Optionally, all objects can be saved to a single output file.

IMPORT MESH Files...

  • This Batch Tool can be used to mass-create Mesh Loaders from any number of supported input mesh files.
  • The spreadsheet contains parameters to control the naming of the Point Loaders, and whether the data will be loaded automatically.

EXPORT MESH Objects...

  • This Batch Tool can be used to mass-export Mesh Loaders and Mesher objects to supported mesh output file formats.
  • Each mesh source object can be saved to a different filename and path.
  • Optionally, all objects can be saved to a single output file.

New WORKFLOW WIZARD...

  • Runs the Workflow Wizard QML script.
  • The Workflow Wizard implements the most typical Sequoia workflow steps (Loading, Converting, Filtering and Meshing point data files) in a single UI, together with instructions text.
  • The script can be used as a starting point for custom scripts, and as an example of scripting using QML and JavaScript in SEQUOIA.