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Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 17:36
by atxvfx
How would I go about setting up RenderPal to support Redshift RS files? From the render management section in
RenderPal I can only find Redshift for Maya which is looking for .ma and .mb files. We currently have a lot more
redshift licenses than maya licenses, so we need the ability to submit and render .rs files. Basically how it handles
standalone VRay with vrscene files.

Thanks!

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 18:05
by Shoran Support
You'll have to create an entirely new renderer for this. The way to go is to first get all necessary information on how the Redshift command-line support looks like, and then create the renderer in RenderPal (consult our manual for full details; we really can't explain this rather complex topic here).

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 19:49
by Shoran Support
Here's a basic version of the Redshift standalone renderer; you can always extend our implementation to fit your own needs.

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 22:38
by atxvfx
Thanks, I got the basic submission working. My last question is how do I go about submitting multiple scene files as one job? Redshift is generating an .rs file per frame... I was reading through the documentation but couldn't find out exactly how to deal with this. Is there a way to just submit the folder holding all of them?

Thanks again.

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 22:55
by Shoran Support
What do you use for submitting the jobs?

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 22:56
by atxvfx
right now just the RenderPal Submitter application.

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 23:00
by Shoran Support
That one cannot be used to submit jobs containing multiple scenes, as it is a feature rather rarely used. Either use the Remote Controller or our command-line RC. However, you could also create one job per .rs file.

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 23:26
by atxvfx
how would I go about doing it with the command-line RC?

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 23:36
by Shoran Support
Assuming that you've properly configured it, a simple command-line could look like this:

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RpRcCmd.exe -nj_renderer Redshift -nj_name Test C:\myfiles\file1.rs C:\myfiles\file2.rs C:\myfiles\file3.rs
This will create a job with three scenes.

Re: Redshift standalone (RS files)

Posted: 28 Jul 2016, 23:42
by atxvfx
great, will it just treat those different scene files as frames? can the submitted scenes be batched at all (i.e. send 5 per machine)?