Job Submission

You can submit jobs from within Messiah by installing the integrated submission plugin, or you can submit them from the Monitor. The instructions for installing the integrated submission script can be found further down this page.


To submit from within Messiah, select the Customize tab, and then from the drop down, select Submit To Deadline. Click the Submit Messiah Job button to launch the submitter.


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 Messiah specific options are:

  • Messiah File: The scene file to render.
  • Content Folder: This is the folder that contains the Messiah scene assets. It is recommended that you have a network accessible content folder when network rendering with Messiah.
  • Output Folder: The folder where the output files will be saved (including images from all enabled buffers). If left blank, the output folders in the scene file will be used.
  • Threads: The number of threads to use for rendering.
  • Build To Force: The build of Messiah to force.
  • Frame Resolution: Override the width and height of the output images. If a value is set to 0, the value from the scene file will be respected.
  • Antialiasing: Override the antialiasing settings in the scene file.

Plug-in Configuration

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


Messiah Settings

  • Messiah Host Library: The path to the messiahHOST.dll library. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.

Integrated Submission Script Setup

The following procedures describe how to install the integrated Messiah submission plugin. This plugin allows for submitting Messiah render jobs to Deadline directly from within the Messiah editing GUI. Note that this has only been tested with Messiah version 5.

You can either run the Submitter installer or manually install the submission script.

Submitter Installer

Manual Installation

Messiah 32 Bit

  • Copy the file:

    [Repository]\submission\Messiah\Client\ to [Messiah 32 Bit Install Directory]\Plugins

Messiah 64 Bit

  • Copy the file:

    [Repository]\submission\Messiah\Client\ to [Messiah 64 Bit Install Directory]\Plugins

Verify Installation

  • Restart Messiah.
  • You will find the Submit To Deadline option in the drop down under the Customize tab.


Which versions of Messiah are supported by Deadline?

Messiah 5 is currently supported.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known Messiah 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.