Render Manager Addon Renderset

by polygoniq in Scripts and Addons

Render Manager Addon for Blender 2.93+ Cycles, Eevee, Octane & LuxCore


2023/03/24: renderset 1.8.1 - Allow any number of render slots when auto-switching, fixed bugs. New logging system for better customer support.


Renderset is a render management addon coming with a concept of render contexts to store various still/animation render settings in one .blend file allowing to switch between them fast to fine-tune each separately and then also render & save them one by one. It remembers your camera settings, allows you to batch render, and saves your renders into their specific files. It also remembers object visibility, so you can iterate your scenes quickly!

When creating multiple renders from one .blend file, usually, each render needs:

  • an active camera used for rendering (FoV, DoF, ..),
  • a different world to light the scene (HDR, Sky Texture, ..),
  • various exposure/contrast based on the amount of light,
  • to possibly have certain collections turned on/off,
  • its sample count as they differ in complexity,
  • correct dimensions (portrait/landscape, scale, etc.).

Our projects require a multi-camera scene setup and the ability to switch between variations easily. We have spent so much time remembering which cameras/worlds/collections/settings are needed for correct output and, even more, manually time-saving all the render passes while keeping our naming conventions.  

Now renderset is the solution to avoid error-prone clicking around in Blender, to set the scene correctly for any view needed to be re-rendered.  

Documentation available!

Render Context

Renderset revolves around the concept of render contexts each storing its scene state. Switching between them is quick and reliable. They are stored in the .blend file and load up on any computer with renderset.  

Every Render Context stores:    


Estimate Memory Usage (Beta)

Goes through datablock that would have to be loaded for rendering, estimates how much memory is needed for each one.

Stored Render Visibility

Set render visibility per collection for each render context. Save time and RAM by only rendering what's necessary and avoid manual checking. Object visibility can be enabled in renderset preferences but is slower in huge scenes.

Render Context Lister

Context Lister displays render contexts in an easy-to-read table for comparison.

Common Render Settings at hand

Many render-related settings are spread out across Blender so we have picked the most common ones and placed them in the renderset panel.

Render All / Batch Rendering

Have you got all render contexts set up and ready to be rendered?

Renderset can automatically render them one by one, saving each to the specified folder (absolute/relative path) and also store each in its respective render slot for checking/tweaking in the morning.

Renderset will automatically render each checked context into its respective render slot (first context into the first slot etc.).  

Autosave of Render Passes

After the render is finished, renderset saves all enabled render passes into a time-stamped folder based on the render context name and the date of rendering.

Custom folder preferences

To save you some trouble with sorting through your render results, simply set up your custom folder path and naming convention. Use one of the presets we provide or set a custom path using renderset variables.

Movie formats

Easily render animations ready in a video format without the hassle of putting composites together.

Complex Compositor support setup

Select a different renderset context, and see how collections are disabled/enabled in renders in each context.


The addon and showcase scene "cottage" can be used royalty-free. However, the additional showcase scene "house" uses car assets from our traffiq addon, which are under editorial license. The rest of the scene is royalty-free.

Both showcase scenes also use a couple of materials from the materialiq material library and some assets from the botaniq tree library.

What do others think about renderset?


Feel free to join our discord channel about renderset for support, ideas, or a friendly chat -!

Let us know what you think! 

Need a specific feature implemented?

We will update renderset based on your requests and feedback.

Let us know if you wish to become an affiliate! 


2023/03/24: renderset 1.8.1 - Allow any number of render slots when auto-switching, fixed bugs. New logging system for better customer support.

2022/10/24: renderset 1.8 added Estimate Memory Usage (Beta) operator.

2022/08/02: renderset 1.7.1 don't stop the render if render.filepath can't be set back to the original value, new version of polib to fix errors when used together with other polygoniq addons.

2022/07/19: renderset 1.7 added movie format support (mp4, mkv, avi, ...), allow complex compositor setups, override output path per context, UX improvements when creating new contexts, put render.filepath back to what it was after rendering, "move output file" post-render action, choose any name for composite files, bugfixes! Known bugs: Post-render action "Post on Slack" does not work.

2021/12/31: renderset 1.6 added 'Save&Pack' operator, added post-render sound notification, added support for Blender 3.0, changed icon of render current', Freestyle pass is saved to render folder, added world and camera variables to path module, added a check for the destination patch, and fixed bugs!

2021/04/21: renderset 1.5 added checkbox to enable post-render actions, added post-render action to delete render output folder, invalid characters from the autogenerated path are filtered, added help and preview for autogenerated path, added hostname variable, current frame is stored in render context, bugfixes

2021/01/11: renderset 1.4 post render actions - copy any result files anywhere you want - allows fully custom file names and locations, open results folder reworked, render context names are now always custom, avoid creating empty folders when a render is canceled, warn about using a fixed seed when rendering animations, new operator - create render contexts from selected cameras

2020/11/02: renderset 1.3 open results folder from blender UI, denoise image is now saved, GUI/UX improvements, fixed a bug where deleting a context will apply its properties to another one, fixed a rare crash when rendering many contexts in a row

2020/08/31: renderset 1.2 fixed a bug when rendering animations, luxcore renderer support, GUI improvements, bugfixes

2020/08/14: renderset 1.1 optionally remember all restriction toggles, added Octane renderer support, fixed a bug related to duplicated objects and collections
2020/08/04: renderset 1.0 initial release

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Sales 1000+
Customer Ratings 15
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Published almost 3 years ago
Blender Version 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
License Royalty Free
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