NUKE Cloud Rendering

Sim, Render & Composite with GridMarkets - a Foundry partner.

Envoy securely transports your files to us, which we store for 15 days. Learn more HERE.  

  • Supporting sims, dependencies and cloud caching (avoid moving large sim outputs)

  • Educational licenses without watermarks

  • Learn more HERE

Reuse files that you have uploaded; no need to upload unchanged files on subsequent submissions.

Run your fav renderer using as many concurrently running nodes as needed . . . we provide the required licenses

Wire our Nuke node into your Houdini scene to composite after rendering; or use as a standalone option

With our transcode node, compile frames into a video file on our servers

Selected frames download automatically as they complete, no waiting.

Use our 3D software plugins to select a machine count/config; then easily submit to GridMarkets directly from your 3D software   interface.

Use our calculator to estimate costs.  Use  our subscription plan to reduce the cost of large projects.

Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox, other).

Envoy securely auto downloads your frames.

  • Easily submit from the Blender UI

  • Learn more HERE

  • Easily submit from the C4d UI

  • Supporting Arnold, Redshift and VRay

  • Learn more HERE

  • Easily submit from the Maya UI

  • Supporting Arnold, Redshift, Renderman and VRay

  • Learn more HERE

(hover over the icons to learn more)

Our Workflow

Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox or other).


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How it Works


Once our Nuke plugin is downloaded and installed, you will be able to submit to GridMarkets from within Nuke using the interface that follows.  Hover over the section for details.

View more information about our Nuke offering.

The name of the project you're uploading, defaulted to the name of your Nuke project.

The name of this particular submission.

Text that appears in the job manager with your job.

Version of Nuke you wish to run, defaulted to the closest version that you’re submitting from.

Path to your current Nuke script.

The set(s) of frames you wish to render.

The path you would like Envoy to download your results to locally.

Tell Envoy to automatically download your results when they are completed.

The type of machine you would like to use, defaulted to what you have selected for “Composite” in the Portal’s profile page.

The number of machines you would like to use, defaulted to the value you have specified in your Portal’s profile page.

Updates any values in the plug-in which are inferred from your scene file.

Opens the preflight window to view the files to be uploaded.

Your currently available credits.  You can not submit without credits.

User information menu.

Your currently available credits.  You can not submit without credits.

Expand by dragging upwards to see the progress of your submissions to Envoy.

Set to override a particular submission attribute which would otherwise infer its value from your scene file.

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 (which now includes the plugin)


GridMarkets' Envoy tool manages the upload of project files and download of results.  Below are the download links to Envoy by operating system.  HERE are a few Envoy related pointers that are worth first reviewing.  See HERE for an Envoy tutorial.





Our pricing is determined by the choice of A) service level and B) machine power.​  


Service Level


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).


Select up to

5 concurrent machines


Select up to

30 concurrent machines


Select up to

60 concurrent machines

(Need more than 60 machines?  See our Subscription model.)


Machine Power


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).

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.

 GridMarkets Credits 



GridMarkets credits are used to pay for our service.  They do not expire, are not refundable and can be purchased On Demand ($1 buys 1 credit) or by Subscription ($1 buys more than 1 credit).  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.


Helpful Links

- Use this link if you need a receipt for GridMarkets credits purchased.
Gift Credits
- Use our gifting option to purchase and allocate credits to a friend or to a project artist.
Credit Estimate Calculator
- Our calculator helps to estimate the likely cost (and duration) of a submission.

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GridMarkets USA
Presidio of San Francisco
P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA  94129





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