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ko:flamingo:flamingofarm [2016/08/16]
heeyoung created
ko:flamingo:flamingofarm [2018/08/29] (current)
bob [Submitting jobs to the Render Farm from AccuRender nXt]
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-===== Submitting jobs to the Render Farm from AccuRender nXt ===== 
  
-Currently, four types of jobs can be submitted to the render farm for processing by multiple computers: Single images from WalkAbout, batch jobs, 3D slide shows, and animation. 
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-===Single images=== 
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-Single views can be split into smaller tasks and distributed to multiple machines. ​ Once the job is complete, the images from these tasks can be reconstructed into a single image using the nXt Image Editor. ​ //Using the Path Tracer to render single images on the farm is not recommended at this time due to several known problems resulting in reconstruction artifacts.//​ 
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-Perform the following steps to submit a single image job to the render farm: 
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-  - Launch WalkAbout and configure your rendering and view. 
-  - Press the Render Farm button on the WalkAbout toolbar. 
-  - Name the job or accept the default. ​ The date and time is automatically pre-pended to the name you choose. ​ A sub-folder for the job is created in the Render Farm shared folder. ​ An Output folder is also created in the new job folder. 
-  - Choose to either run the job **now**, **later**, or **after** a scheduled time.  If you choose **later** you will need to use the nXt Render Farm Monitor to manually start the job. 
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-After the job is complete, output can be found in the job's Output folder. ​ To reconstruct the output into a single image use the following steps: 
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-  - Open the nXt Image Editor. 
-  - Load the first image of the sequence, 000000.nXtImage 
-  - From the menu, select **Image->​Arithmetic->​Add** for the standard engine or **Image->​Arithmetic->​Combine Path Tracings...** for the Path Tracing engine. 
-  - Select all the other images in the sequence. (Do not select 000000.nXtImage again or it will be counted twice.) 
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-===Batch jobs=== 
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-Each batch task is rendered by a single machine. 
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-Perform the following steps to submit a batch job to the render farm: 
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-  - Configure your batch tasks in the usual way. 
-  - Press the Farm... button on the batch DB. 
-  - Name the job or accept the default. ​ The date and time is automatically pre-pended to the name you choose. ​ A sub-folder for the job is created in the Render Farm shared folder. ​ An Output folder is also created in the new job folder. 
-  - Choose to either run the job **now**, **later**, or **after** a scheduled time.  If you choose **later** you will need to use the nXt Render Farm Monitor to manually start the job. 
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-After the job is complete, output can be found in the job's Output folder. ​ The output format from Batch jobs is always .nXtImage. 
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-===3D slide show=== 
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-Each transition between two slides will be rendered by a single machine. ​ For example, a slide show with five slides will have four transitions and will produce four tasks for the render farm. 
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-Perform the following steps to submit a 3D slide show job to the render farm: 
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-  - Configure your 3D slide show in the usual way. 
-  - Press the Farm... button on the 3D slide show DB. 
-  - Name the job or accept the default. ​ The date and time is automatically pre-pended to the name you choose. ​ A sub-folder for the job is created in the Render Farm shared folder. ​ An Output folder is also created in the new job folder. 
-  - Choose to either run the job **now**, **later**, or **after** a scheduled time.  If you choose **later** you will need to use the nXt Render Farm Monitor to manually start the job. 
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-After the job is complete, output can be found in the job's Output folder. ​ The output format from 3D slide show jobs is always png.  Your alpha channel choice will be preserved. 
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-=== Animation === 
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-The animation is split into tasks consisting of 20 contiguous frames. 
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-Perform the following steps to submit an animation job to the render farm: 
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-  - Configure your 3D slide show in the usual way. 
-  - Press the Farm... button on the animation DB. 
-  - Name the job or accept the default. ​ The date and time is automatically pre-pended to the name you choose. ​ A sub-folder for the job is created in the Render Farm shared folder. ​ An Output folder is also created in the new job folder. 
-  - Choose to either run the job **now**, **later**, or **after** a scheduled time.  If you choose **later** you will need to use the nXt Render Farm Monitor to manually start the job. 
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-After the job is complete, output can be found in the job's Output folder. ​ The output format from animation jobs is always png.  Your alpha channel choice will be preserved. 
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