Setting Up

Setting up with GridMarkets involves two simple steps:



1. Establish an Account

Use THIS form to establish a free GridMarkets account.  To test our service risk-free, 20 rendering credits will be added to your new account, sufficient to produce roughly 100 frames (assuming 10 minutes/frame).  Note that the free credits expire if unused +14 days from account creation.


STUDENTS - signup and receive a 25% bonus (i.e. buy 4 credits and get 1 free).



2. Download our Plugins



ALL users . . . The first of our downloads is for Envoy - GridMarkets' tool to manage the upload of project files & download of results.  Below are the download links to Envoy by operating system:

  • HERE is a video further explaining Envoy.

  • NOTE: Envoy is not needed for our Maya and 3DSMax services.

  • NOTE: for Mac, uncompress the file and move it to your Applications folder, replacing any previous version; go to System Preferences to allow the app to run.

HOUDINI users . . . download THIS HDA and (re)start Houdini after extracting the files into the relevant Houdini "OTLS" directory, for:

  • Windows . . . C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini XX.X\houdini\otls

  • Linux . . . . . .  /opt/hfsXX.X/houdini/otls

  • Mac . . . . . . .  /Users/Shared/houdini/XX.X/otls


CINEMA 4D users . . . choose from the download links that follow:

  • Note: for Mac, move the uncompressed downloaded files to the plugins directory


BLENDER users . . . Our open-source add-on lets you submit your scenes directly from the Blender UI.  Choose the add-on below for your preferred version of Blender.


MAYA and 3DSMAX users . . . See HERE for Maya and HERE for 3DSMax.

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





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