This page provides information about submitting render jobs to Chaos Cloud from V-Ray for Cinema 4D.

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Overview 


Submitting render jobs to Chaos Cloud can be done easily and directly from V-Ray for Cinema 4D's interface. This page walks you through the steps of doing so.

Chaos Cloud requires the installation of the Chaos Cloud Client application. For more information, please visit the Installation of Chaos 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. Chaos 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 Chaos Cloud while you are still working on them.


Submitting Render Jobs


V-Ray for Cinema 4D provides in-built integration with Chaos Cloud, allowing you to submit render jobs to the cloud directly from Cinema 4D, using the dedicated Submit to Chaos Cloud button. The button is located in the V-Ray Bridge tab.

 

 

Clicking on the button will send over your currently opened scene to Chaos Cloud for analysis.

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

 

 

The output image types that you are able to download by rendering in Chaos Cloud are JPG and the file type you have specified in the settings of your scene. These settings are customized in the 3D application you use for designing your scene. If you don’t specify anything in the 3D application, Chaos Cloud generates an EXR image beside the JPG one.

When submitting a render job requesting TIFF and/or TGA images as a result, the results might be unexpected as not all TIFF and TGA settings are exported to Chaos Cloud.

Note that the supported output image formats by Chaos Cloud regardless of the host application are the following: *.png, *.bmp, *.tga, *.hdr, *.sgi, *.rgb, *.rgba, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.exr, *.pic, *.tif, *.tiff and *.vrimg.

When ready, click the Submit button. When you are presented with the following message your render job is submitted successfully and it will start rendering in the cloud.



 

Clicking on View Job redirects you to the Projects tab of Chaos Cloud. There 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, see the Managing render jobs in Chaos Cloud page.

 

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

Alternatively, render jobs can also be submitted through the Standalone Chaos Cloud application and any command-line interface. For more information please visit the Submitting Render Jobs to Chaos Cloud page.

Currently, animations are not exported to the Chaos Cloud with V-Ray for Cinema 4D.