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Run your fav renderer using as many concurrently running nodes as needed . . . we provide the required licenses
With our transcode node, compile frames into a video file on our servers
Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox, other).
Envoy securely auto downloads your frames as they complete - no waiting
Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox or other).
How it Works
New Feature: Establish a Job Submission Budget
2020Dec15: Now you can establish a budget for any given Houdini 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. For more information related to this new feature, see HERE.
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1. Render Submit Quickstart
- shows how to submit a render
3. Render Submit ROP
- describes how to manage our render submit ROP
2. Simulation Submit Quickstart
- demonstrates how to submit a Houdini simulation
4. Cloud Cache
- avoid sim data uploads with our cloud cache SOP
Get Started in 2 Steps
Create an Account - Risk Free
To test our service risk-free, 10 rendering credits will be added to your new account, sufficient to produce roughly 50 frames (assuming 10 minutes/frame). Note that the free credits expire if unused +14 days from account creation.
Install Envoy/Houdini HDA
GridMarkets' Envoy tool securely manages the upload of project files to our cloud as well as the download of results to the storage location that you designate. See the links that follow to download our setup files, which include Envoy and our Houdini HDA.
Our pricing is determined by the choice of A) service level and B) machine power.
The Service Level choices below decide the number of accessible concurrent machines when rendering. Pressed to get a project done fast - go for Rush. No worries - go for Economy. The choice of setting can be changed at any time via the GridMarkets user portal (for which a GridMarkets account is required to access).
(Need more than 60 machines? See our Subscription model.)
Our machine Power Level options for CPU and GPU resources are shown below. These choices can be changed at anytime.
* Costs are represented in $US/machine-hour. We charge by the machine-second. Costs are all inclusive (i.e. machine time; operating system and software licenses; data egress and 15 days of data storage are included).
"OB" refers to a machine's approximate Octane Benchmark performance used to deliver the service.
Note: To help balance its machine inventory, GridMarkets may run your submission on the performance equivalent of your machine selection. Your project costs and performance will not be impacted in such cases.
Houdini Release Notes
GridMarkets credits are used to pay for our service. They do not expire, are not refundable and can be purchased On Demand or by Subscription (the Subscription option discounts credits for large jobs or sustained work). Purchase credits via the GridMarkets user portal or via the buttons below.
Other credit related bits and bobs . . . .
To ensure your job runs to completion, maintain sufficient credits.
As your jobs run, you will receive emails warning of low credits.
For real-time low credit warnings, see HERE.
If all credits have been consumed, frames running at the time will continue to run until your GridMarkets Credit Overdraft Limit has been reached (see FAQ "What is the GridMarkets Credit Overdraft Limit?…), but pending frames will not be run.
Suspended submissions can be resumed once a positive credit balance is restored.