Blender Cloud Rendering
Blender artist: Justin Courneya
Supporting multiple renderers
Supporting VRay, Cycles & Bender's Standard - with more to follow.
Automatically pack external files
Including linked libraries
Render with up to 60 machines
Select from 16 to 96 VCPU machines
Render with up to 480 GPUs
Select from 1 P100 to 480 V100 Tesla GPUS
Upload assets only once
No need to redundantly upload assets for each submission; upload once and done.
How it Works
Once our Blender add-in is installed, you will be able to submit from within Blender directly to GridMarkets using an interface that follows.
Plug-in help menu: Contains various extra options.
Override Toggles: Set to override a particular job attribute which would otherwise infer its value from your scene file.
Project Name: This is the name of the project you're looking to upload. By default it will use the name of your project. If you specify the name of a project that has already been uploaded to Envoy then your submission will use that existing remote project folder.
Product Version: The version that you want to use to process your job. By default it will select the closest version of that we support to the version you are using.
Comment / Submission Name: This appears in the render manager next to your job.
Renderer: The renderer you want to render with.
Frame Ranges: The frame range you wish to render.
Submit: Opens the preflight window.
Reload Scene Settings: Updates any values in the plug-in which are inferred from your scene file. Note if you don't reload before submitting it makes no difference, this button is just to update the UI.
Logging Console: Expand by dragging upwards.
Auto Download: Tell Envoy to automatically download your results when they are completed. You can still manually download the results from Envoy if you do not check this option.
Output Path: The path you would like Envoy to download your results to locally.
Output Format: The image format you would like to render to.
Output Prefix: The value to append to the beginning of the output frame file names.
Credits counter: Updates automatically.
User information menu.
Machine Type: The type of machine you would like to use.
Render Instances: The number of machines you would like to use. Uses the value you have specified in your portal settings by default.
Credits Budget: Specify the maximum number of credits you wish to assign to a submission. If that number is reached, "budget action" will be triggered.
This 30-second video describes how to start and use Envoy, GridMarkets' tool to upload and download files to/from our cloud.
New Feature: Establish a Job Submission Budget
Now you can establish a budget for any submission and automatically trigger one of three actions if the establish job budget is exceeded. Use this option to control your credit spending by submission. See the yellow indicators in the image above and HERE for more information.
Scene File: The name of the scene file you currently have open.