News from GarageFarm.NET - New tools for rendering Maya


#1

Hi guys!

Andrew here from GarageFarm.NET

We have very good news! We have been working hard for the last several months and put together lots of powerful tools for our users. Here are some of them:

1. General Maya support

2. New farm features:

We increased node limits on all priorities: Now, you can get more rendering power for the same price. :slight_smile:

The default priority has been changed from High to Medium. Also, most recently selected priority is remembered for every new scene.

3. We added new cool features to our Web Manager:

Your scripts can be executed from the “Advanced settings” menu before rendering. Scripts are executed “per-job”. Users need to contact with our support team to add custom scripts (we are online on chat 24/7)

If you want you can limit the number of nodes allocated to your job ( for example for test purposes, or to distribute your nodes on Low priority in the way you want )

Render Progress Tab is divided into three sections:

Below you can find a small preview of the new Web Manager feature.

Please note that it’s still an early version and that we’ll be continuously working on making it better. Tell us what you think!

4. We added new cool features to our renderBeamer.

In a normal workflow, you need to set the job in submit window after upload to add it to the queue. It has many cool options, but in case you want to render 20 cameras from the scene, the process gets tedious. With auto-submit you just upload the jobs to the farm, and they are automatically added to the queue with default options.

Good news for users rendering high resolution still images. Now stills download much faster.

No Tetris yet, but it’s on the list :wink:

100% clean uninstallation

It shortly explains the options of the uploader.

This option allows you to install the plugin even if you are offline, prepare the scene with the plugin and then upload it with FTP ( for example, if your company IT rules are blocking renderBeamer.) You can even copy a project to a different computer and upload it with FTP and add it to the queue.

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If you haven’t checked us yet, you can register with $50 free test credits HERE

If you have any questions or in doubt, I will be happy to answer you in this thread. You can also use Live-chat on our website, where you will get an immediate response. We are online 24/7.

Happy Rendering!

Andrew


#2

Hi guys!

Andrew here from GarageFarm.NET

We never stop upgrading our tools. You can watch our new tools overview in this video:

And here is a list of new features which we added on the last several months:

1. Our support for Maya:

  • We support all Maya versions from 2014+
  • We support V-Ray from 2.x to 4.30.01 and Mental Ray and Mental Ray up to Maya 2016+
  • We improved exporting .vrayscenes
  • Now, when when the base scene has missing assets, the parameter “Abort on Missing Assets" in exported .vrscene is set to 0

2. New features in Web Manager (jobs management tool):

  • We added support for starting downloads directly from Web Manager Selected download will be automatically redirected from Web Manager to renderBeamer downloads tab.

  • We added a new feature - frame preview! To use it, just double click on one of your frames or any image texture in the file browser (left section in the Projects panel) or use “Image Preview” under RMB

  • We added copy job path option (available under RMB on the selected job in Web Manager)

  • We added the resolution aspect ratio lock in the job submission window

  • We added the “End time” column in the jobs table

  • We added Job node limit in the job submission window

3. New features in renderBeamer (upload\download tool):

Download:

  • We added an option to download only specific files
  • We added an option to cancel downloading of a single file, an option of sorting downloads by column and added date column in the downloads tab
  • We added a button (folder icon) to open downloads directories

Upload:

  • The finished uploads will now remain on the upload list
  • We expanded the auto-submit feature.

Users can set default priority and render nodes groups for auto-submit jobs.

Quality of life updates :slight_smile: :

  • We added option to launch renderBeamer on every system startup (Windows, Mac)
  • We added option to choose action on renderBeamer window close (minimize to tray or close application
  • Multiple plugins can now be downloaded and installed in parallel at the same time

Fixes:

  • We handled Icon\r system file on OSX causing uploads to fail, this file will be omitted now
  • We fixed logging into chat without “remember me” option

This is a minimal version to get all new features supported! We strongly recommend to uninstall the current version and download the new installer from WebManager

If you haven’t checked us yet you can register with $50 free test credits HERE

If you have any questions or in doubt, I will be happy to answer them here. You can also use live Web-chat on our website, where you will get an immediate response. We are online 24/7.

Happy Rendering!

Andrew