How to Use the Render Farm

Prepare File for Submission

UPDATED WARNING:

THESE INSTRUCTIONS APPLY TO RHINO 8 ONLY.  TO USE THE RENDER FARM, PLEASE USE RHINO 8.  RHINO 5, 6, or 7 FILES WILL NOT RENDER!!

  1. Log into a computer in a CED studio or computer lab.
  2. In the RENLIC (Z:) network share, create a folder with your Calnet ID.  EG. Z:\[username]\...
  3. In the folder you just created, make a folder called textures.  EG. Z:\[username]\textures\... (OPTIONAL)

Submit File for Rendering

1) Open Rhino file from the Z:\ drive

2) Click on the deadline button to open submitter

3) Fill out the following areas (see picture below for references)

A) Comment (optional, but recommended)

B) Department

C) Output file (must be in your folder)

4) Verify that V-Ray for Rhino is the selected Renderer

5) Select proper view pane for rendering

6) Hit submit button

Picture of the deadline submission window with guidence examples

 

Check Job status

From the start menu, locate the Deadline Monitor icon under the ThinkBox folder and select it.  This is where you can check on your render status. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  You will NOT see the progress bar move until your project is complete.  This does not mean your job isn't running as Rhino and V-Ray do not pass progress information back to the scheduler.  Please do not submit your job more than once.  (We are working with ThinkBox to change this)

ThinkBox is under the letter T

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