Author Topic: Batch process images through a graph  (Read 48 times)


So I built a simple graph in Substance Designer, which takes 2 color image inputs, processes them for my desired result, and outputs 2 "finished" images.  The 2 images can be considered a "set" and I have many of these sets of images. 

Is it possible to use the Batch Tools to feed each "set" of input images to the graph and render my 2 output images in a large batch process?  Each image would be named accordingly, i.e. IMG_001_diff.tif and IMG_001_spec.tif. 

So grab the first set, IMG_001_*.tif, plug the corresponding *_diff.tif into proper input 1, and *_spec.tif into input 2, then render the output images.  Repeat this process for each set within an input directory.

How could I do this?

You can certainly do this.
The general workflow is:
1. Cook your SBS file to an SBSAR file (either in designer or using sbscooker)
2. Call sbsrender and use --set-entry to reference the images you want to use as input.
The call to sbsrender would look something like this:
sbsrender render cooked_sbsar.sbsar --set-entry input1@<path-to-first-image> --set-entry input2@<path-to-second-image>

In the automation toolkits there are wrappers in python for calling sbsrender and sbscooker and if you look at the variations or texture_mat examples you can see how to do it using the batchtools python module. If you prefer the command line route, look at or

Let me know if you manage to get it working.