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The following guide will help you prep your Maya file for submission to the technicians,  who will then remotely submit it to the render farm.<br>
 
The following guide will help you prep your Maya file for submission to the technicians,  who will then remotely submit it to the render farm.<br>
 
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Order of operations:

Latest revision as of 11:02, 19 May 2020

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The following guide will help you prep your Maya file for submission to the technicians, who will then remotely submit it to the render farm.
Order of operations:

  1. Prepare your maya project folder with info doc and test frame.
  2. Upload the zipped folder to the FTP
  3. Give your consent to share your email with Google.
  4. The animtechs will remotely submit your job to the render farm.
  5. Render farm gonna render.
  6. The animtechs will return your rendered files via google drive using your ECU email.
  7. Repeat until the end of the semester

Contents

1. Prepare your Maya project folder with info doc and test frame

Be aware that the animtechs will be processing all render jobs. We will have limited capacity to troubleshoot, so make your jobs as easy to submit as possible. If your render jobs involve changing many different settings between renders, split your scene into multiple files for each shot you have planned. We will be available to submit jobs Mon-Fri, 9-5pm. Jobs sent to us after 5pm or during the weekend will be submitted on our next scheduled work day.

If you are using Redshift, use the demo version to set up your scene. Once it is on the render farm, the watermark will be automatically removed. Same for Arnold.

If you already have a project folder with all your assets on the Render Drive, you may send individual scene files. Please provide very specific instructions about where to place the scene files, as your render may not work if your file is not in the correct spot. Use this structure when talking about file locations: R:\CStrickler\RenderTests\scenes\scene.ma.

If you are not sure about where to put files, or if you have multiple new assets that need to be uploaded, please send your project folder.

When submitting a project folder, remove excess scene files, your autosave folder, and any previously rendered image sequence to reduce the size of your project folder. Keep it tidy! Take a look at Deadline For Maya for tips when preparing your maya file.

If you are able, render an image of what the final result should be so that we can do quality control. It does not matter if there is a watermark. Name it “qc_[img_seq]”, [img_seq] being what your image sequence files will be named.

Make a text document named first initial last name (cstrickler_info.text) with the following info:

  • Your ECU email
  • Your name
  • Your year
  • Where to set project
  • Which maya file(s) you need rendered
  • Renderer (redshift or arnold etc)
  • File type (png, exr, etc)
  • Frame range
  • camera(s)
  • resolution
  • Render layer(s)
  • AOVs
  • Other information you want me to know while submitting your job. Be specific.

Most of this information should already be filled out within your scene, this is so we can double check.

2. Upload the zipped folder to the FTP

Once everything is ready, zip your project folder, the text document, and the quality control image. Name the zipped folder your first initial and last name followed by the number of renders you have submitted (example: cstrickler_01). Your first render will be 01, your second render 02, and so on.

You can make a zipped folder on Windows by selecting all of the files/folders, right clicking and clicking “Send to” > “Compressed (zipped) folder”. On Mac, you can right click and click “Compress [#] items”. See the image below for the files we expect and the resulting zipped folder.

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Filezilla is a good option for using the FTP, click here to download. FireFTP with Waterfox is another option, for those of you who prefer user a browser.

Once you have Filezilla open, you have to logon to the Emily Carr FTP. At the top of the window, enter “ftp.ecuad.ca” into the “Host” field, and use your ECU email credentials in the username and password (ex: cstrickler, ******). Hit “Quickconnect.”

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In the right pane, navigate to “/home/students/Dropboxes/animtech” (you can copy and paste this into the address bar when browsing the FTP, omit the “”).

Find your zipped file on your computer in the left pane, and drag and drop it into the right pane.

Leave the window open until the transfer is done. You can see a progress bar in the bottom pane.

3. Give your consent to share your email with Google.

Once we receive your submission, we will send a consent form so we can share your email with Google to your ECU email. ECU must obtain your consent before sharing your info with companies that host their servers outside of Canada. You will only need to give your consent once.

If you do not give your consent for us to share your ECU email with Google, email us at animtech@ecuad.ca and we will arrange for a different method to return your files.

4. The animtechs will remotely submit your job to the render farm.

We will process your job and submit it to the render farm. Please be patient as all jobs will be processed by two people.

5. Render farm gonna render.

It’ll do its thing. Since no one is at school using workstations, all computers will be available to render, making it nice and quick.

6. The animtechs will return your rendered files via Google Drive using your ECU email.

You will receive a link to a folder with your files. Get ‘em. Let us know if there are any problems.

7. Repeat until the end of the semester

Good luck everyone!