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Deadline Render Farm Management System

Deadline is a hassle-free administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX based render farms. It offers a world of flexibility and a wide-range of management options for render farms of all sizes, and supports over 50 different rendering packages out of the box.

Deadline 7 is the latest version of Thinkbox Software’s scalable high-volume compute management solution. It features built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.

In addition to enhanced cloud support, Deadline 7 expands support for the Jigsaw multi-region rendering feature, which can now be accessed in 3ds Max, Maya, modo, and Rhino. Deadline 7 also introduces Draft 1.2, an update to Thinkbox’s lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks such as image format conversion as well as the creation of animated videos and QuickTimes, contact sheets, and watermark elements on exported images. Finally, Deadline 7 introduces a wealth of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Deadline will run without a license on up to two slaves in the so-called LICENSE-FREE MODE. To use Deadline on three or more slaves, you can purchase a license or request a trial license by filling out the form on the Sales page. Please note that once you license Deadline, you must purchase licenses for every node you intend to run Deadline on, including the two machines supported in LICENSE-FREE mode.

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