VRED

Job Submission

You can submit jobs for VRED from the Monitor.

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Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation, and the Draft/Integration options are explained in the Draft and Integration documentation.

The VRED specific options are:

  • Version: Which version of vred to use.
  • Job Type: What type of job to submit.
  • View: Which View to render from.
  • Animation Clip: Which animation to render.
  • Dimensions: The dimensions of the final rendered image.
  • Super Sampling Factor: The super sampling factor to use when rendering.
  • Render Quality: The render quality to render with.
  • Background Color: The color of the background to use when rendering.
  • Include Alpha Channel: Whether or not the the alpha channel should be included.
  • Premultiply Alpha: Whether or not the alpha channel should be premultiplied.
  • Tonemap HDR: Whether or not tonemapping should be applied to .hdr files.
  • DPI: Dots per inch when rendering a still frame.
  • Export Render Passes: If the render quality is set to raytracing you can export separate render passes.
  • Export Meta Data: Whether or not Meta Data should be embedded into the rendered files.

Plug-in Configuration

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

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Render Executables

  • VRED 2015 Executable: The path to the VRED 2015 executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines. Different executable paths can be configured for each version installed on your render nodes.
  • VRED 2016 Executable: The path to the VRED 2016 executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines. Different executable paths can be configured for each version installed on your render nodes.

FAQ

Is VRED supported by Deadline?

Yes.

Can VRED render non-GUI via Deadline?

Yes. We already pass an additional argument at render time (-nogui) to force a non-GUI session of VRED Pro is run during network rendering. If you would prefer to save on your VRED Pro license being used in non-GUI mode, then please consider using “VRED Server Node” instead which has no GUI. See the next FAQ for more information.

Is VRED via Deadline able to render using VRED Server Node (render node) Licenses?

Yes. In order to render using VRED Server Node (render node) licenses (and save using expensive VREDPro licenses) you should edit the VRED Render Executable path to “VREDServerNode.exe” instead of “VREDPro.exe”. Note, you must actually own some “Autodesk VRED Render Node 20xx” licenses (where xx is the YEAR) to be able to use the “VREDServerNode.exe” executable as it does NOT use the same license that “VREDPro.exe” uses. Please note that we believe these “Autodesk VRED Render Node” licenses are actually referred to on the ADSK pricing list as “Autodesk Raytracing Cluster Module for Autodesk VRED 20xx” if you have trouble finding them via your ADSK reseller.

Can VRED be run as a service?

VRED can sometimes crash when running as a service. If VRED appears crashed, try running the Slave as a normal application instead of as a service to see if that fixes the problem.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known VRED 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.