Job Submission

You can submit xNormal jobs from the Monitor.


Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation. The xNormal specific options are:

  • XML File: The xNormal XML file to render.

  • Build To Force: Force 32 bit or 64 bit rendering.

Plug-in Configuration

You can configure the xNormal plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the xNormal plug-in from the list on the left.

Note, if the executable supports a MAJOR.MINOR.REVISION (9.0.123) numbering system in its path, then you will need to configure the explicit exe path to the particular revision that you have installed on your machines. Deadline does not track every possible revision available or indeed where it might be custom installed to, so a studio should verify their exe paths are correct for each application version they choose to use with Deadline. Multiple exe paths can still be declared and the first one that is found on a particular Worker on a particular platform will be used from the exe list.


Render Executables

  • xNormal Executable: The path to the xNormal executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.


Is xNormal supported?


Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known xNormal error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this plug-in.