This page provides information about submitting render jobs to V-Ray Cloud from V-Ray for 3ds Max.

 

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Overview 


Submitting render jobs to V-Ray Cloud can be done easily and directly from V-Ray Next for 3ds Max's interface. This page walks you through the steps of doing so.

V-Ray Cloud requires the installation of the V-Ray Cloud Client application. For more information, please visit the Installation of V-Ray Cloud Client page.

If you add a new version of a job you have already submitted, its upload will be much quicker than the initial upload. V-Ray Cloud compares every new job to the existing ones, and if there is a match the client app will upload only the changes. This is useful when you make a new iteration of an existing scene and is why it's recommended to keep your jobs in V-Ray Cloud while you are still working on them.


Submitting Render Jobs


V-Ray for 3ds Max provides built-in integration with V-Ray Cloud, allowing you to submit render jobs to the cloud directly from 3ds Max, using the dedicated Render in V-Ray Cloud button. The button is located on the V-Ray Toolbar.

 

 

 

To bring out the Render in V-Ray Cloud button press and hold the button until a drop-down menu appears, where the button is located.

 

Clicking on the  button will open the Submit to V-Ray Cloud rendering dialog. Click on Submit to send your currently opened scene to V-Ray Cloud for analysis.

 

 

Export animation – Enables the export of  animation to V-Ray Cloud.

Frame range – Specifies how to obtain the frame range.

Frame range – Specifies a Start frame and End frame manually.

Scene Animation range – Exports the animation frames already set in the 3ds Max scene.

Preview – Renders a local preview with V-Ray Standalone which is the closest approximation to the render output from V-Ray Cloud. The Width and Height parameters of the Local preview only affect the V-Ray Standalone preview.

Analyze –  Pressing the Analyze button exports the scene as a .vrscene to check for possible errors, which, if any, are displayed in the output panel on the right. For more information, see the Scene Analyzer page.

Once the scene is successfully analyzed, you have to finalize some of the settings of the render job before it starts rendering in V-Ray Cloud.

 

 

The output image types you will be able to download by rendering in V-Ray Cloud are JPG and the file type you have specified in your scene’s settings. These settings are customized in the 3D application you use for designing your scene. If you don’t specify anything in the 3D application, V-Ray Cloud will generate an EXR image besides the JPG.

When ready, click the Submit button. If you are presented with the following message, then your render job has been submitted successfully and it will start rendering shortly on our cloud.

 

 

Clicking on View Job will redirect you to the Projects tab of V-Ray Cloud where you can monitor the status of your render jobs, download them, organize them in projects, resubmit, or delete them. For more detailed information on these topics please proceed to the Managing render jobs in V-Ray Cloud page.

 

If there are available resources in the cloud, V-Ray Cloud will start rendering your job immediately. If there are no available resources, your job will join a queue and will start rendering automatically when resources become available.

Please note that the Cloud button is available only in V-Ray Next for 3ds Max. Alternatively, render jobs can also be submitted through the Standalone V-Ray Cloud application and any command-line interface. For more information please visit the Submitting render jobs to V-Ray Cloud page.