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 will send to the render cloud.
Now please 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 on the render cloud).
Autostart: Select the “Autostart” option to make your job start to render online automatically after upload.
Render Distributed: This option is recommended for images with a large measure. The image will be split on the render cloud into multiple machines, this way each machine will render a part of the image, and then all of these parts will be merged together creating the final result. This works faster than a single rendering mode. (Is not available for animations, only for single frames).
Cost Calculator: With this option, you will be able to make a very rough cost estimation for your job before sending it to the render cloud, 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, 3 random frames of your job will render online on the farm first and the rest of the job will be paused, then the estimated cost will be displayed on the ControlCenter and you will receive the estimation by email too.
Notifications: Activate this option if you want to be notified by email about the status of the 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 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.
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 Control Center you can do it via the Rebus Setup and through the Rebus Drop application.
On your ControlCenter you will be able to see the upload progress and all the information about the job. As soon as the job gets uploaded, the job will start automatically to render online if you selected the “Autostart” option, if not, you will have to start the job manually by pressing the “Start render” button. For further detail about how to manipulate the Control Center please click here.
As soon as the job gets complete on the render cloud, your results will be automatically downloaded to the output save path that you set on your render configuration.