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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 40 different rendering packages out of the box.

Deadline 6 introduced an incredibly flexible and efficient User Interface across all platforms, combined with a new highly-scalable database backend. The new User Group Management system allows users to be split into groups, with different permissions assigned to each group. Farm administration is made easier with the ability to stream the render log from remote machines.

Deadline 6.1 built upon this foundation by adding a wealth of new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Use the new node-based Job Dependency View in the Deadline Monitor to view and modify a job’s dependencies. Set up dependencies on assets (textures, cache files, etc.) or Python scripts so that a job only starts when all assets are available and the Python scripts return success. Customize Deadline's job scheduling to use a First-in-First-out, Balanced or Weighted system. Connect to the new RESTful API in Pulse directly or via the new Standalone Python API wrapper scripts to collect job and slave data from Deadline or make changes to that data.

Deadline 6.2 is the latest version of the render queue management system, and includes several enhancements, bug fixes, and new application support. This version adds support for Autodesk 2015 products (3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Composite), Anime Studio 10, Clarisse iFX, DJV Imaging, modo 8xx and modo Distributed Rendering, SketchUp 3D, and VRay's ply2mesh tool. Additional features include support for the GPU-accelerated Redshift renderer in Maya and Softimage and all Maya Extensions, as well as a new integrated submitter for Houdini.

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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