Supported Software

Deadline offers extensive out of the box support for third party applications, as well as an Application 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 2015
  • 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design
  • Integrated Submission
  • RPManager Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Interactive VRay Distributed Rendering
  • Offload VRay Distributed Rendering
  • Offload Mental Ray Distributed Rendering
  • Render To Texture Support
  • Maxscript Jobs
  • Scene States
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Local Rendering
  • Sticky/Default Setting 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
  • Brazil r/s
  • Corona
  • finalRender
  • finalToon
  • Krakatoa
  • Maxwell
  • Mental Ray
  • RenderPipe
  • VRay

Documentation: 3ds Max Documentation, 3ds Command Documentation

After Effects

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions CS3 to CS6 and CC to CC2014
  • Integrated Submission
  • Local Rendering
  • Multi-Machine Rendering
  • Submit Layers As Separate Jobs
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack 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

Anime Studio

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Version 8 to 10
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path

Documentation: Anime Studio 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

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

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 16
  • Integrated Submission
  • Local Rendering
  • Automatic Scene Exporting
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output Path
  • All

Documentation: Cinema 4D Documentation

Clarisse iFX

Highlighted Features
  • 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 2015
  • 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

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

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

Fusion

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 5 to 7
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support

Documentation: Fusion Documentation

Generation

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit Comp Jobs To Fusion

Documentation: Generation Documentation

Hiero

Highlighted Features
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit Transcoding Jobs To Nuke

Documentation: Hiero Documentation

Houdini

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 9 to 13
  • Integrated Submission
  • Submit ROPs as Separate Jobs
  • IFD Export 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 IFD File Path
  • All

Documentation: Houdini 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

Mantra Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 7 to 13
  • 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 and 3
  • Cooperative Rendering
  • Automatic MXI Merging
  • Local Rendering
  • Resume Rendering from MXI Files
  • Override Time and Sampling Level 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 2015
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • 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
  • Melscript/Python Script Jobs
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack 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 (.ma format only)
  • 3Delight
  • Arnold
  • Caustic Visualizer
  • finalRender
  • Gelato
  • Krakatoa
  • Maxwell
  • mayaSoftware
  • mayaHardware
  • mayaVector
  • Mental Ray
  • Octane
  • Redshift
  • Renderman
  • Turtle
  • VRay

Documentation: Maya 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

modo

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 3xx to 8xx
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Modo Distributed Rendering
  • Tile Rendering
  • Jigsaw Support
  • Pass Groups Support
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • Draft Support
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path
  • All

Documentation: modo 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

Nuke

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 6 to 9
  • Integrated Submission
  • Keeps Scene In Memory
  • Submit Write Nodes As Separate Jobs
  • Specify Views to Render
  • Render Using Proxy Mode
  • Custom Sanity Check
  • Shotgun Support
  • ftrack Support
  • ftrack 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

PRMan (Renderman Pro Server)

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

Documentation: PRMan 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, and 2012 to 2014
  • 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 (RIB)

Note that while this plugin supports PRMan, it is recommended that you use PRMan’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
  • PRMan
  • Pixie
  • RenderDotC
  • RenderPipe

Documentation: Renderman Documentation

Rendition

Highlighted Features
  • Tile Rendering
  • 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

Shake

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

Documentation: Shake Documentation

SketchUp

Highlighted Features Supported Renderers
  • Supports Versions 7 to 8 and 2013 to 2015
  • 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
  • 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 3
  • Local Rendering
  • Path Mapping Of Scene File Path
  • Path Mapping Of Output File Path

Documentation: Terragen Documentation

VRay Distributed Rendering

Highlighted Features Supported Applications
  • Submit Spawner Jobs to Reserve Machines
  • Interactive Distributed Rendering
  • 3ds Max (fully integrated)
  • Maya (fully integrated)
  • Rhino (spawner launching only)
  • SketchUp (spawner launching only)
  • Softimage (fully integrated)
  • VRay Standalone (spawner launching only)

Documentation: VRay Distributed Rendering Documentation

VRay Standalone

Highlighted Features
  • VRIMG to EXR Conversion
  • PLY to VRMESH Conversion
  • 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

Vue

Highlighted Features
  • Supports Versions 7 to 11 and 2014
  • 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