Your Code Here: A Brief Outline of Deadline Entry Points

Your Code Here: A Brief Outline of Deadline Entry Points

With each new version of Deadline, our customers have more options to adapt Deadline to their unique needs. Among other things, customers can extend, wrap, and/or replace Deadline functionality with their own code in several areas, which are referred to as "entry points". In this article we'll outline Deadline's entry points, which should be helpful for those considering using Deadline and may also contain a few pleasant surprises for those already using Deadline.

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For Your Consideration... Event Plugins

For Your Consideration... Event Plugins

Event plugins can be created to execute specific tasks in response to specific events in Deadline (like when a job is submitted or when it finishes). For example, event plugins can be used to communicate with in-house pipeline tools to update the state of shots or tasks, or they can be used to submit a post-processing job when another job finishes. Keep reading to learn more!

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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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