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mdonovan

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Softimage Submission Question
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:42:56 PM »
We would like to know if the following are possible.

1. Split/Recompile a single frame across multiple workers
2. Submit multiple selected passes to individual workers. So if I am rendering a single frame with many passes each pass gets submitted as a separate job. Right now we have to select the passes one at a time and submit sequentially. This can take a lot of time if you have 30 passes.

Thanks

Michael

shinya

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Re: Softimage Submission Question
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 05:10:44 AM »
Hi Michael,

1. Are you referring to distributed "tile" rendering?  We don't readily support it, but may be able to give you a framework that you can integrate your workflow.  Let me find out what we have on our end.

2. Yes, you should be able to, with more recent versions of the GUI and "xsi" jobtype.
What versions are you using? 

Scot Brew

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Re: Softimage Submission Question
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 07:44:30 PM »
Here is a prototype interface for the QubeGUI that allows a single image to be split out and rendered on multiple Workers simultaneiously.  All the work is contained in the single Job.  Each item will be a separate image that should then be composited together with something like Photoshop.

It is a client-side interface, so only needs to be installed on the submitting machines.  To install, launch the QubeGUI and then drop it in the simplecmds/ directory exposed by "File->Open SimpleCmds...".  Then press File->Reload SimpleCmds and it will show up as a menu item "XSI BatchRender (split image)".

When submitting with Submit->XSI BatchRender (split image", specify the single frame number, number of splits, and at least the X resolution (used to determine the subregions).

NOTE: This may be an interface script that we have sent over to you already.  If there are specific things that you find need to be enhanced, email PipelineFX Support.

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