Vue

Job Submission

You can submit jobs from within Vue, or you can submit them from the Monitor.

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Submitting from Vue

If you are submitting a single frame from within Vue, select Render -> Render Options, then do the following:

  • Find the Renderer section, select RenderBull/RenderNode Network, then press the Edit button.

  • In the Options dialog that pops up, enter the submission command described below.

  • You can also enter the folder you want the temporary Vue scene file saved in during submission. By default, you should be able to leave this blank. Press OK when finished.

  • Press Render to bring up the submission dialog.

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If you are submitting an animation from within Vue, select Animation -> Animation Render Options, then do the following:

  • Find the Renderer section, select Network Rendering/RenderNode Network, then press the Edit button.

  • In the Options dialog that pops up, enter the submission command described below.

  • You can also enter the folder you want the temporary Vue scene file saved in during submission. By default, you should be able to leave this blank. Press OK when finished.

  • Press Render Animation to bring up the submission dialog.

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This is the submission command to submit a job from within Vue. Make sure this is entered as one line, and make sure to set the deadlinecommand.exe and repository paths correctly. Note that the last two arguments ‘10’ and ‘64bit’ are optional, are are used to automatically populate the Version and Build settings respectively. Check the Vue submission dialog in the Monitor for the available options for Version and Build.

"[Client Bin Folder]\deadlinecommand.exe" -executescript
[Repository]\scripts\submission\VueSubmission\VueSubmission.py
"[FILE_PATH]" "[SCENE_NAME]" "[NUM_FRAMES]" 10 64bit

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 Vue specific options are:

  • Vue File: The Vue scene file to be rendered.
  • Render animation sequence: Whether or not to render the full animation.
  • Version: The version of Vue to render with.
  • Build To Force: Force 32 bit or 64 bit rendering.

Plug-in Configuration

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

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Render Executables

  • Vue Executable: The path to the Vue 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

Which versions of Vue are supported?

Vue 6 and later are supported (Infinite and xStream editions).

I have Vue render node licenses, but when I render with Deadline, I get the error “No serial number found”.

If you have render node licenses for Vue, you need to use the *RenderNode.exe executable (ie: Vue 9 xStream RenderNode.exe) instead of the StandaloneRenderer.eon executable for rendering.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known Vue 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.

Unable to initialize application - Check render log for more information.

Check the render log for the job to see if this additional information in printed out:

STDOUT: Initializing...Error
STDOUT: No serial number found
STDOUT: Unable to initialize application. Exiting.

If this is the case, it means that Vue can’t get a license. If you have render node licenses for Vue, you need to use the *RenderNode.exe executable (ie: Vue 9 xStream RenderNode.exe) instead of the StandaloneRenderer.eon executable for rendering.