VRay Standalone

Job Submission

You can submit VRay Standalone jobs from the Monitor.


Setup your vrscene Files

Before you can submit a VRay Standalone job, you must export your scene into .vrscene files. You can export into either one .vrscene file with all your frames in it, or one .vrscene file per frame.

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 VRay specific options are:

  • VRay File: The VRay file (*.vrscene) to be rendered. If you are submitting a sequence of vrscene files (one file per frame), you only need to select one vrscene file from the sequence.
  • Output File: Optionally override the output file name.
  • Separate Input vrscene Files Per Frame: Select this option of you are submitting a sequence of vrscene files (one file per frame).
  • Threads: The number of threads to use for rendering. Specify 0 to use the optimal number of threads.
  • Command Line Args: Specify additional command line arguments you would like to pass to the mental ray renderer.
  • Vrimg2Exr Options: If you are saving out vrimg files, you can submit a dependent Vrimg2Exr job that will convert the vrimg files to exr files.

Resolution Override

Enable Resolution Override to change the dimensions of your frame. This is required for Tile Rendering.

  • Enable Override Resolution: If enabled, VRay will override the resolution of your scene.
  • Width: The new width of your frame.
  • Height: The new height of your frame.

Tile Rendering Options

Enable Tile Rendering to split up a single frame into multiple tiles. Overriding the resolution is required to enable Tile Rendering. Vrimg2exr is not supported by the Tile Rendering option.

  • Enable Tile Rendering: If enabled, the frame will be split into multiple tiles that are rendered individually and can be assembled after.
  • Use Jigsaw Rendering: Enable to use Jigsaw, otherwise a grid of tiles will be used.
  • Single Frame Tile Job Enabled: Enable to submit all tiles in a single job.
  • Single Job Frame: The frame that will be split up.
  • Submit Dependent Assembly Job: Submit a job dependent on the tile job that will assemble the tiles.
  • Cleanup Tiles after Assembly: If selected the tiles will be deleted after assembly.
  • Error on Missing Tiles: If enabled, then if any of the tiles are missing the assembly job will fail.
  • Assemble Over: Determine what the Draft Tile Assembler should assemble over be it a blank image, previous output or a specified file.
  • Error on Missing Background: If enabled, then if the background file is missing the job will fail.

Plug-in Configuration

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


Render Executables

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

Path Mapping For vrscene Files (For Mixed Farms)

  • Enable Path Mapping For vrscene Files: If enabled, a temporary vrscene file will be created locally on the slave for rendering and Deadline will do path mapping directly in the vrscene file.

VRay Progress Color

  • Disable Progress Color: VRay progress color is enabled by default. Disabling VRay progress color can help prevent crashes in some newer versions of windows. Note that older versions of VRay do not support this option.


Is VRay Standalone supported?


Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known VRay 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.