Setting up with GridMarkets involves these 3 simple steps:
1. Establishing 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. Downloading 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:
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.
3. Downloading Envoy
GridMarkets' Envoy tool manages 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.