Deadline Menu

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Overview

  • The Deadline Menu contains Tools for submitting SEQUOIA processing Tasks as Jobs to Thinkbox’ DEADLINE Network Manager.
  • DEADLINE can be used to offset the processing to external hardware resources including the local network, render farm or the Cloud.
  • DEADLINE can perform distributed processing of the typical SEQUOIA Tasks.
[R] Note that DEADLINE offers a two-node license-free mode that can be used by anyone for free for unlimited time.
Please contact Thinkbox Sales and request a download of Deadline to use in license-free mode!

Actions

Export Selected POINTS On DEADLINE...

  • Opens a DEADLINE Submission Dialog for exporting one or more Points sources to a single output file.
  • If there are any Points source objects selected, the Sources list will be populated automatically.
  • The Use World Space checkbutton will be checked, and the Points will be exported in World Space, baking any Transforms applied to the object.
  • Uncheck the Use World Space checkbutton to export in Object Space, ingoring any Transforms applied to the object.

Export Selected MESH On DEADLINE...

  • Opens a DEADLINE Submission Dialog for exporting one or more Mesh objects to a single output file.
  • If there are any Mesh objects selected, the Sources list will be populated automatically.
  • The Use World Space checkbutton will be checked, and the Mesh will be exported in World Space, baking any Transforms applied to the object.
  • Uncheck the Use World Space checkbutton to export in UCS Space.

Export Selected HACKSAW MESH On DEADLINE...

  • Opens a DEADLINE Submission Dialog for exporting one Mesher using Hacksaw.
  • If there is a Mesher objects selected, the Sources list will be populated automatically.
  • The Use World Space checkbutton will be checked, and the Mesh Partitions will be exported in World Space, baking any Transforms applied to the object.
  • Uncheck the Use World Space checkbutton to export in UCS Space.

REFRESH DEADLINE...

  • Reconnects with the DEADLINE Repository and reloads the Pools and Groups information.
  • Useful if
    • the Repository has been changed via the DEADLINE Launcher after SEQUOIA was started,
    • the Pools or Groups have been updated after SEQUOIA was started, or
    • the DEADLINE Plugin was not installed yet when SEQUOIA was started.