4.2 How to render online using Blender and RebusFarm?
How to submit a job using Blender
Our RebusFarm software is directly integrated into Blender. Please open the scene you want to send to the render cloud.
Then go to the 'Properties' tab.
Go to the 'Rendering' tab.
Click on the 'RebusFarm' dropdown menu to open the RebusFarm setup window.
Before submitting your job to the render cloud, make sure you have finalized all settings on the render. 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 in the render cloud).
Autostart: Select the 'Autostart' option to let your job start rendering online automatically right after the upload.
Render Distributed: This setting is recommended for images with large measurements. The image will be split in the render cloud via multiple machines. This way each machine will render a part of the image, afterward, all parts will be merged together creating the final result. This is faster than the single rendering mode. (it is not available for animations, only for single frames).
CostCalculator: With this function, you can make a very rough cost estimation for your job before sending it to the render cloud. The estimation is based on your own render parameters and your own machine information.
Render Cost Estimation: This is a more accurate way to make a cost estimation. Three random frames of your job will render online on the farm. Based on those rendered frames, the cost estimation for the entire job will be established. It will be displayed in the ControlCenter and you will receive the estimation by e-mail.
Notifications: Activate this option if you want to be notified by e-mail about the status of your render 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 'SmartCheck Results' window. Info and warning messages are to double-check your scene and can be ignored. If you get errors though, 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 an error message, click on 'Upload to RebusFarm'. Your scene will be checked one last time and is uploaded to the render cloud.
After sending the job to render online, check if it was successfully exported, this step can take some minutes.
In the ControlCenter you can track the upload process and manage your job after uploading. To open the ControlCenter, you can go via the Rebus Setup or you open it through the RebusDrop application.
As soon as the job is uploaded, it will automatically start to render online if you selected the 'Autostart' option. If you did not activate this option, you have to start the job manually by clicking on the 'Start Render' button. Check our 'How to use the ControlCenter' section for more details about the ControlCenter.
Once the job is completed in the render cloud, your results will automatically be downloaded to the output save path that you set in your render configuration.