Forge Your Own Path: Path Mapping Part 2

Forge Your Own Path: Path Mapping Part 2

So you've read our previous article on Path Mapping and have a grasp of the Path Mapping basics. You might be wondering, is there anymore that Path Mapping can offer me? The answer is of course yes! In this article we'll be looking at using Path Mapping to map the location of your assets in plugins, using regular expressions with Path Mapping, and using Path Mapping with Regions.

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Running Deadline in Containers - Part 2

Running Deadline in Containers - Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed at what containers are, and we worked through a basic example of building a Deadline Client container image from which we could launch headless Deadline Client programs like Slave. In Part 2 we dig a little deeper into the motivations for using containers, and then we extend the Deadline Client image built in Part 1 to include a worker program.

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Monitor Options - Deadline with a View

Monitor Options - Deadline with a View

It’s a common workflow to view your frames as your render jobs progress. While Deadline itself doesn’t have a built-in image viewer, it allows you to integrate with up to 3 image viewers of your choice! For this blog entry, I’m going to walk through an example of how to configure Deadline to use DJV as its default image viewer. You can then use this example as a reference to add your favorite image viewer.

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Redundancy Plans are Redundant

Redundancy Plans are Redundant

Deadline ships with a few optional applications that can be used to enhance your render farm, including Pulse and the Balancer. If you’ve chosen to run one or more of these applications, it’s probably safe to assume that the benefits they provide are very important to your workflow. Therefore, it’s probably also safe to assume that you want to ensure that these applications are always running. It just so happens that Deadline has a couple ways to achieve this.

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Plug it in, Plug it in - Creating New Plugins

Plug it in, Plug it in - Creating New Plugins

Deadline plugins can be customized to perform a wide variety of different tasks. Through this blog, we will be going over the creation process of the Silhouette plugin that is being added to Deadline 8.1. By using this script as an example, we hope that it will encourage you to make your own plugins or tweak existing plugins to your liking.

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Tweaks for Better Usability - The Monitor Options

Tweaks for Better Usability - The Monitor Options

The Deadline Monitor application is immensely customizable. In fact, with all the available options it is easy to miss the inconspicuous settings here and there that could improve your experience when using the Monitor. That’s why today we’re going to shine the spotlight on the Monitor Options, an area that can be used to change some aspects of the Monitor’s behavior.

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