Supported Software

Deadline offers extensive out of the box support for third party applications, as well as an Application Plugin API and Event Plugin API for custom plugin development. The following applications (and associated renderers) are supported out of the box.

3ds Max

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 2010 to 2017
  • 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design
  • Integrated Submission
  • RPManager Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Interactive VRay Distributed Rendering
  • Interactive Corona Distributed Rendering
  • Offload (Dynamic) VRay Distributed Rendering
  • Offload Mental Ray Distributed Rendering
  • Render To Texture Support
  • Maxscript Jobs
  • Scene States/Sub-States
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Local Rendering
  • Sticky/Default Settings Configuration
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Pre/Post Script Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Path Config File Path
  • Autodesk ART
  • Brazil r/s
  • Corona
  • finalRender
  • finalToon
  • Krakatoa
  • Maxwell
  • NVIDIA iray
  • NVIDIA Mental Ray
  • Quicksilver
  • RenderPipe
  • RedShift
  • Scanline
  • VRay/VRay RT

Documentation: 3ds Max Documentation, 3ds Command Documentation

After Effects

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions CS3 to CS6 and CC to CC 2017
  • Integrated Submission
  • Local Rendering
  • Multi-Machine Rendering
  • Submit Layers As Separate Jobs
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • NIM Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents (.aepx format only)

Documentation: After Effects Documentation

Arion Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Version 2 and Later
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents

Documentation: Arion Standalone Documentation

Arnold Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Supports the Pre-Release Beta and Version 1
  • Local Rendering
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • Path Mapping Of Plugin Folder Paths

Documentation: Arnold Standalone Documentation

AutoCAD

Highlighted Features
  • Supports AutoCAD 2015 to 2016
  • Integrated Submission
  • Local Rendering
  • Plotting
  • Exporting
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support

Documentation: AutoCAD Documentation

Blender

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Version 2.5 and Later
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • All

Documentation: Blender Documentation

Cinema 4D

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 12 to 18
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Local Rendering
  • Automatic Scene Exporting
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • NIM Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • All

Documentation: Cinema 4D Documentation

Clarisse iFX

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 1 to 3
  • Integrated Submission
  • Automatic Render Archiving
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Config File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Module Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Search Paths

Documentation: Clarisse iFX Documentation

Combustion

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 4 and 2008
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents

Documentation: Combustion Documentation

Command Line

Highlighted Features
  • Run Arbitrary Command Line Jobs
  • Run The Same Command For Different Frames
  • Run Different Commands For Different Tasks
  • Path Mapping Of Executable File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Arguments

Documentation: Command Line Documentation, Command Script Documentation

Composite

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 2010 to 2016
  • Integrated Submission
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support

Documentation: Composite Documentation

Corona Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Override number of passes and render time during submission
  • Specify multiple configuration files to use when rendering
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Config File Paths

Documentation: Corona Standalone Documentation

Corona DR

Highlighted Features Supported Applications
  • Submit DR Jobs to Reserve Machines
  • Interactive Distributed Rendering
  • Existing Server Process Handling
  • Slave Auto Session Timeout Controls
  • 3ds Max (fully integrated)
  • DR Server (server launching only)

Documentation: Corona Distributed Rendering Documentation

CSiBridge

Highlighted Features
  • Submit Solver, Analysis and Reporting jobs
  • Cleanup Options to Optimize Data Size
  • Optionally Perform Design after Analysis
  • Optional Automatic Compression of Output

Documentation: CSiBridge Documentation

CSiETABS

Highlighted Features
  • Submit Solver, Analysis and Reporting jobs
  • Cleanup Options to Optimize Data Size
  • Optional Automatic Compression of Output

Documentation: CSiETABS Documentation

CSiSAFE

Highlighted Features
  • Submit Solver, Analysis and Reporting jobs
  • Cleanup Options to Optimize Data Size
  • Optionally Export to external Database
  • Optional Automatic Compression of Output

Documentation: CSiSAFE Documentation

CSiSAP2000

Highlighted Features
  • Submit Solver, Analysis and Reporting jobs
  • Cleanup Options to Optimize Data Size
  • Optionally Perform Design after Analysis
  • Optional Automatic Compression of Output

Documentation: CSiSAP2000 Documentation

DJV

Highlighted Features
  • Image/Movie Type Conversion
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Slate Input Path

Documentation: DJV Documentation

Draft

Highlighted Features
  • Deep Integration With Deadline
  • Create Movies From Rendered Images
  • Perform Other Image Processing
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Template File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Template Arguments

Documentation: Draft Documentation, Draft Event Documentation

EnergyPlus

Highlighted Features
  • Off-load US Gov. Energy Analysis Jobs
  • Optional Weather EPW Files
  • Multithreading/DEBUG Options
  • Post-Processing Options
  • Optional Automatic Compression of Output

Documentation: EnergyPlus Documentation

FFmpeg

Highlighted Features
  • Up To 10 Input Files or Sequences
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Video Preset File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Audio Preset File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Subtitle Preset File Path

Documentation: FFmpeg Documentation

ftrack

Highlighted Features
  • Create new Asset Versions on job submission
  • Update Version status on job completion
  • Automatic thumbnail generation and upload
  • Automatic component upload

Documentation: ftrack Event Documentation

Fusion

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 5 to 8
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Quicktime Generation
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support

Documentation: Fusion Documentation, Fusion Quicktime Documentation

Generation

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit Comp Jobs To Fusion

Documentation: Generation Documentation

Guerilla

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submission From Guerilla Plugin for Maya
  • Support For Pre, Frame, and Post Job Types
  • Automatic Job Dependencies
  • Distributed Rendering

Documentation: Guerilla Documentation

Harmony

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 10 to 14
  • Integrated Submission
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: Harmony Documentation

Hiero

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit Transcoding Jobs To Nuke
  • Draft Support

Documentation: Hiero Documentation

Houdini

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 9 to 16
  • Integrated Submission
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Submit ROPs as Separate Jobs
  • Submit Wedge ROPs as Separate Jobs
  • Submit HQueue Simulation Nodes
  • IFD Export Jobs
  • Job Dependencies Based on Node Dependencies
  • HServer Reserve Jobs
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents
  • Path Mapping Of IFD File Path
  • All

Documentation: Houdini Documentation, HServer Documentation

Lightwave

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 8 to 11 and 2015
  • FPrime Rendering
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Config Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of Content Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of Content File Contents
  • All

Documentation: Lightwave Documentation

LuxRender

Highlighted Features
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: LuxRender Documentation

LuxSlave

Highlighted Features
  • Submit Luxconsole Jobs to Reserve Machines
  • Interactive Distributed Rendering
  • Existing Slave Process Handling
  • Slave Auto Session Timeout Controls

Documentation: LuxSlave Documentation

Mantra Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 7 to 16
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of IFD File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of IFD File Contents

Documentation: Mantra Standalone Documentation

Maxwell

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 2 to 4
  • Cooperative Rendering
  • Automatic MXI Merging
  • Local Rendering
  • Resume Rendering from MXI Files
  • Override Time and Sampling Level Values
  • Override Extra Sampling Values
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of MXI File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Maxwell Documentation

Maya

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 2010 to 2017
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • VRay Distributed Rendering
  • Local Rendering
  • Submit Layers As Separate Jobs
  • Submit Cameras As Separate Jobs
  • Mental Ray Export Jobs
  • VRay Export Jobs
  • RenderMan Export Jobs
  • Arnold Export Jobs
  • GPU Affinity Support for RedShift Jobs
  • Melscript/Python Script Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • NIM Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of Project Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents
  • 3Delight
  • Arnold
  • Caustic Visualizer
  • Final Render
  • Gelato
  • Iray
  • Krakatoa
  • Maxwell
  • MayaSoftware
  • MayaHardware
  • MayaVector
  • Mental Ray
  • Octane
  • Redshift
  • RenderMan
  • RenderMan RIS
  • Turtle
  • VRay/VRay RT

Documentation: Maya Documentation

Media Encoder

Highlighted Features
  • Local Rendering
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Media Encoder Documentation

Mental Ray Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Local Rendering
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Mental Ray Standalone Documentation

Messiah

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of Content Folder Path

Documentation: Messiah Documentation

MetaFuze

Highlighted Features
  • Batch Folder Submission
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: MetaFuze Documentation

MetaRender

Highlighted Features
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: MetaRender Documentation

MicroStation

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports MicroStation v8i SS3
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Design File in Memory
  • Animation Renders
  • Single View Renders
  • Batched View Renders
  • Export to modo scene file
  • Export to DWG / DXF
  • Export to ACIS SAT
  • Export to flat DGN
  • Export visible edges
  • Print jobs
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Luxology (modo)
  • All built-in renderers

Documentation: MicroStation Documentation

Mocha Pro

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Mocha Pro 5
  • Integrated Submission
  • Supports Rendering
  • Supports Exporting Shapes
  • Local Rendering
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Mocha Pro Documentation

modo

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 3xx to 10xx
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Modo Distributed Rendering
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Pass Groups Support
  • Submit Pass Group As Separate Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents
  • modo’s default renderer
  • VRay

Documentation: modo Documentation

Moho (Anime Studio)

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Version 8 to 12
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path

Documentation: Moho/Anime Studio Documentation

Naiad

Highlighted Features
  • Simulation Jobs
  • EMP to PRT Conversion Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of EMP File Path

Documentation: Naiad Documentation

Natron

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 0.9 to 1.0
  • Specify Writer Node to Render
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Project File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Project File Contents

Documentation: Natron Documentation

Nuke

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 6 to 10.5
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Submit Write Nodes As Separate Jobs
  • Submit Write Nodes in Precomp Nodes
  • Specify Views to Render
  • Render Using Proxy Mode
  • Nuke Studio Support
  • Studio Frame Server distributed rendering
  • Studio Sequence Submission
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • NIM Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents

Documentation: Nuke Documentation

Octane Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Octane Standalone Documentation

Puppet

Highlighted Features
  • Sync applications and plugins across render nodes
  • Automatically sync when render nodes are idle

Documentation: Puppet Event Documentation

Python

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 2.3 to 2.7 and 3.0 to 3.2
  • Submit Python Scripts as Jobs
  • Path Mapping Of Script File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Script Arguments

Documentation: Python Documentation

Quicktime

Highlighted Features
  • Generate Quicktime Movies from Images
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Audio File Path

Documentation: Quicktime Documentation

RealFlow

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 4 to 5, 2012 to 2015, and 10
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit IDOCs as Separate Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: RealFlow Documentation

REDLine

Highlighted Features
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Folder Path
  • Path Mapping Of RSX File Path

Documentation: REDLine Documentation

RenderMan (Pro Server)

Highlighted Features
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Working Directory Path

Documentation: RenderMan Documentation

RenderMan (RIB)

Note that while this plugin supports RenderMan, it is recommended that you use RenderMan’s dedicated plugin instead if you are using that renderer.

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Path
  • 3Delight
  • AIR
  • Aqsis
  • BMRT
  • Entropy
  • Pixie
  • RenderDotC
  • RenderMan
  • RenderPipe

Documentation: RenderMan (RIB) Documentation

Rendition

Highlighted Features
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Rendition Documentation

Rhino

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 4 and 5
  • Integrated Submission
  • Render Bongo Animations
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Brazil r/s
  • Flamingo Raytrace
  • Flamingo Photometric
  • Maxwell
  • Penguin
  • Rhino
  • TreeFrog
  • VRay

Documentation: Rhino Documentation

RVIO

Highlighted Features
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Input File Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Audio File Paths
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: RVIO Documentation

Salt

Highlighted Features
  • Sync applications and plugins across render nodes
  • Automatically sync when render nodes are idle

Documentation: Salt Event Documentation

Shake

Highlighted Features
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: Shake Documentation

Shotgun

Highlighted Features
  • Create new Versions on job submission
  • Update Version status on job completion
  • Automatic thumbnail generation and upload
  • Automatic movie generation and upload
  • Automatic film strip generation and upload

Documentation: Shotgun Event Documentation

SketchUp

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 7 to 8 and 2013 to 2016
  • Integrated Submission
  • Export 3D Models
  • Export 2D Images
  • Export 2D Image Sequences
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Export Directory Path
  • All

Documentation: SketchUp Documentation

Softimage

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 2010 to 2015
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Tile Rendering
  • Local Rendering
  • Submit Passes As Separate Jobs
  • Fx Render Tree Jobs
  • GPU Affinity Support for RedShift Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Workgroup Folder Path
  • All

Documentation: Softimage Documentation

Terragen

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 2 to 4
  • Local Rendering
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Terragen Documentation

TVPaint

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Version 11
  • Sequence/Animation Rendering
  • Layer Exporting
  • Custom Script Jobs
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: TVPaint Documentation

UnrealSwarm

Highlighted Features
  • Supports the Unreal Swarm Agent application
  • Submit Jobs to Reserve Machines for distributed light calculations

Documentation: UnrealSwarm Documentation

VRay DBR

Highlighted Features Supported Applications
  • Submit Spawner Jobs to Reserve Machines
  • Interactive Distributed Rendering
  • Dynamic Add/Remove Nodes
  • Realtime log streaming
  • 3ds Max (fully integrated)
  • Maya (fully integrated)
  • Rhino (spawner launching only)
  • SketchUp (spawner launching only)
  • Softimage (fully integrated)
  • VRay Standalone (server launching only)

Documentation: VRay Distributed Rendering Documentation

VRay Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • VRIMG to EXR Conversion
  • PLY to VRMESH Conversion
  • Region, Tile, Jigsaw Rendering
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Contents

Documentation: VRay Standalone Documentation, Ply2Vrmesh Documentation, Vrimg2Exr Documentation

VRED

Highlighted Features
  • Supports VRED 2015 to 2017
  • Local Rendering
  • Single Frame and Animation Rendering
  • Sequencer and RenderQueue Supported
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support

Documentation: VRED Documentation

VRED Cluster

Highlighted Features
  • Supports VRED 2015 to 2017
  • Submit Cluster Jobs to Reserve Machines

Documentation: VRED Cluster Documentation

Vue

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 7 to 11 and 2014 to 2015
  • Integrated Submission
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: Vue Documentation

xNormal

Highlighted Features
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path

Documentation: xNormal Documentation