Creating a Job
Once you have a scene to render, you can create a Job. To begin this process click the "Create a Job" button your scene.
Then you will be redirected to the Create a Job page. In this example we rendered a animated scene and will have some extra options to choose from.
Here you will have several options:
- Job Name - Your Job Name will default to the name of your scene but you can change this to whatever you would like.
- Render Target - The Render Target dictates what is going to be rendered in your scene, this is required to render your scene.
- # of Samples - Just like in OctaneRender, this sets the maximum number of samples per pixel before the rendering process stops. The higher the number of samples per pixel, the cleaner the render. For quick animations and scenes with predominantly direct lighting, a low amount of samples (500-1000) may suffice. In scenes with lots of indirect lighting and mesh lights, a few thousand samples may be required to obtain a clean render.
- Resolution - This must be between 1 and 65000 for both width and height.
(Animation Specific Options)
- Select Frames - Range of frames you want to render (this can be a single frame, a range, or a mix of ranges)
- Shutter Percent - This specifies the shutter time percentage relative to the duration of a single frame. Shutter Time controls how much time the shutter stays open, this can be set to any value above 100% manually.
- Alignment - The shutter alignment specifies how the shutter interval is aligned to the current time. This determines when the camera shutter is triggered. This can be before, symmetrical or after, and applicable to each frame thereafter relative to the given frame rate.
- Subframe Start / End - These allow users to reduce the rendered shutter interval to a sub-interval. This is useful if there is a need to double or triple the frame rate without having to re-compile the scene.
After you have selected the options you want for your job you can choose one or more output formats for your Job. You have several options for the Format and the Ouput Naming Format. To change the format, simply click on the format you want. To change the Output Naming Format just enter one or more of the Output Naming Options in the field on the left. The example output name will update as you add or remove Naming Options.
When you have finished customizing your output, click on the check button and you will see your output in the queue.
- Please note that you need at least one output to complete the "Create a Job" process. If you try to render your Job or run an estimate without meeting this requirement you will get the following error.
Once you have finished setting up your Job you will have 2 options, render your Job or run an estimate for the time it will take to render.
Depending on the size and complexity of your project you may want to get an estimate as rendering can take some time. When a Job has finished rendering you will receive a email notification letting you know that you can access it.