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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 Get Started in 3 Steps 

1.

Install Our Nuke Plugin

See the button that follows to download our Nuke plugin (which permits submissions to GridMarkets from within the Nuke user interface).  

2.

Install Envoy

 

GridMarkets' Envoy tool manages the upload of project files & download of results.  Below are the download links to Envoy by operating system:

  • Ubuntu 18.04+ users: please sudo apt -y install libgconf2-4 before starting the Envoy UI.

  • Mac users: Requires High Sierra (OSX 10.13.6) or higher.

  • Windows users: We recommend rebooting your PC after installation.

  • Before launching Envoy, ensure the following firewall ports are open: HTTPS port 443, and 5000, 5001 & 8003 to api.gridmarkets.com.  Note that some virus protection software, particularly Kaspersky and Windows Defender, can block Envoy so you may also need to disable them or whitelist gm-envoy.exe locally on port 8090

  • Ensure you login with your Access Key and NOT your Portal password.  You can find your Access Key under the Profile page of the Portal (https://portal.gridmarkets.com/init/member_plugin/profile).

  • If you cannot login, then open a shell or command prompt and run telnet api.gridmarkets.com 8003 (or 5000 or 5001) to make sure you can connect.

  • If you are still having issues then please send your Envoy log (under the Portal View menu) to support@gridmarkets.com

3.

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.

 Pricing 

 

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

A.

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).

Economy

Select up to

5 concurrent machines

Standard

Select up to

30 concurrent machines

Rush

Select up to

60 concurrent machines

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

B.

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.

 
Receipt
- 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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Presidio of San Francisco
P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA  94129

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