4.1 How to render online using 3ds Max and RebusFarm?
How to submit a job using 3ds Max:
Our RebusFarm software is directly integrated into 3ds Max, you will need it to be able to send your jobs to render online, you can open the Rebus setup window in several ways, via the menu Rebusfarm, with the RebusFarm Ribbon, or with the buttons on your toolbar.
Before submitting your job to the render cloud, make sure you have finalized all settings on the render setup.
via the Rebus Setup you have access to all the important functions for the upload.
Priority: You can change the priority in the queue (This will not affect the render speed).
Autostart: Select the “Autostart” option to make your job start to render online automatically after upload.
Render Distributed: Select the “Render Distributed” option to distribute your render job into to render a single image using multiple machine in the render cloud. Remember this options is more expensive than a single frame on a single machine, because the time of each machine will be added at the end. However, this is will allow you to render much more faster. This option is recommended for very high resolution images or if you have more than 3 hours per frame on your local machine.
Batch render: If you activate this option, RebusFarm will transfer the Batch settings per view into separate render jobs, this way you can generate several render jobs from just one scene and with just one upload to the render cloud.
Cost Estimation: If you click in the "Cost Calculator" button you will be redirected to the online cost calculator. If you click on the "Cost Estimation" button you will perform a cost estimation. To get more information about this please click here
Notifications: Activate this option if you want to be notified by email about the status of your job.
Your scene will be checked before sending, you can do a “QuickCheck” at any time to see if your scene can be sent to render online.
Info, warnings, and error messages will appear on the left side of the “RebusFarm Messages window”. Info and Warning messages are to double-check and can be ignored, but in the case of errors, you have to fix them to be able to upload the job to the render cloud.
If everything is fine and you don’t get any error message, then click on “Upload to RebusFarm” and then the scene will be checked again, click on “Send to RebusFarm”.
RebusFarm will then upload to the render cloud all the assets required for rendering, you can check the progress of the upload process and rendering by visiting the ControlCenter. Once the upload process gets complete, the rendering process will start automatically if you activated the “Autostar render” option before uploading, if not you will have to do it manually by clicking on the “Start render” button in the Control Center. For further detail about how to manipulate the Control Center please click here.
As soon as the job gets complete, your results will be automatically downloaded from the render cloud to the output save path that you set on your render configuration.