In Softimage, you can enable the diagnostics in the Render Manager, by going to the Diagnostics tab and selecting the Information and Progress check boxes. If you’re working on the command-line with xsibatch, you may not want to start up Softimage just to select those check boxes. So, here’s how to do from the command line: just add -script and -verbose “on” to the xsibatch command line.
xsibatch -render "\\server\project\Scenes\Example.scn" -frames 1 -script verbosity.js -verbose "on"
where verbosity.js is a script that looks like this:
// Information and Progress Dictionary.GetObject("Passes.mentalray").Parameters("VerbosityLevel").Value = 60;
If you set the VerbosityLevel to 252, you will get the Basic and Detailed Debug log messages too.