4.3 How to render online using Cinema 4D and RebusFarm?
How to upload a job using Cinema 4D:
Our RebusFarm software is directly integrated into Cinema 4D, in order to send your job to the render cloud you can open the Rebus setup window in several ways, via the menu “Render”, with the RebusFarm Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F on your Keyboard.
Before sending your job to render online, 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: This option is recommended for images with a large measure. The image will be split into multiple machines on the render cloud, 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).
Takes Render: If you activate this option, RebusFarm will transfer the Takes settings per view into separate render jobs, this way you can render online several jobs from just one scene and with just one upload.
Cost Calculator: With this option, you will be able to make a very rough cost estimation before sending your job to render online, 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 be rendered 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 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 “Rebus Farminizer” window. Info and Warning messages are to double-check and can be ignored, but in the case of errors, you have to fix them before uploading 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 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.