@JasenLux said in Automate Turbosquid uploading with Python script:
Even if in the morning I've got a bunch or renders done over night - and it's all automated - I'd be very happy.
A more or less automated rendering could be achieved by using the native Render Queue if you create your files with some rigid discipline.
Start out by creating a base C4D file that contains the necessary cameras and render settings with some appropriate naming. The render settings should be hierarchically ordered, with the basic setting on top and all the different resolutions as children of that setting, with only the necessary settings overwritten.
If there are TurboSquid requirements that you cannot achieve with render settings, you can create some takes that offer the necessary changes (this might be the most difficult part, as you may need to overwrite parameters in tags that you don't have in the basic file, but only create with your project, but that very much depends on what you really need to change, I am not familiar with the TurboSquid requirements.
Once that file is set up, you only need to copy your master data into that, save it under the appropriate name, and in the evening add it a few times to the render queue. As you can select the take, rendersetting, and camera for each job, the prepared file can be rendered out without saving multiple versions of it first.
(That sounds like some script would make it easier, too, but I just fleetingly looked at the Python and C++ documents about BatchRender, and it doesn't look as if you can control the job settings individually?)
I recognize that this would only be good for the rendering part, but... if TurboSquid doesn't offer an official, supported web interface for uploading, then as @zipit said, "hacking" into the protocols would be just one gigantic mess that you don't really want to spend money on as it is very likely to break at the first opportunity.
Thanks for mentioning me ;-)