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The chart below shows the application templates that SquidNet currently supports.

Application templates are initially created with basic support (frames to render, output render path, etc…) and are modified and/or enhanced on a per request basis only so let us know if you’d like us to amend any of the templates shown below.

Also, let us know if you would like us to add support for any additional applications (at no charge).

 

SquidNet Web Rendering:

  • Access your SquidNet render farm from your favorite web browser anywhere on the web.
  • Support for Http (local) and Https (SSL) requests.
  • Http/Https JSON interface for remote management functions.
  • User login/authentication support with user management interface.
  • OpenSSL AES-256 and 2048-bit RSA data encryption.
  • Manage job queue and render farm nodes from any web browser.
  • Support for job submission, project uploading and downloading of rendered images.

 

 

SquidNet Cloud Rendering (Download):

  • Submit render jobs to your SquidNet render farm from anywhere on the internet.
  • New and easy to use cloud rendering interface.
  • Command line interface for scripting, batch rendering, python, perl, bash, etc ….
  • System tray application for notifications, background processing and more.
  • In-application plugins for direct job submittion from your favorite 3D app.
  • Extend your local farm with internet rendering services.
  • Watermarking and image reduction for user evaluation licenses.
  • Custom-branding of cloud interface logo, splashscreen and backgroud image.
  • Automatic upload of rendering project.
  • Automatic download of rendered images.
  • Automatic upload to user’s FTP server.
  • Image Preview and Image Thumbnail strip display windows.
  • Admin/User Management Interface.
  • Sync/cache your projects on the cloud server to limit upload times.
  • Archiving of renderered frames on cloud server for manual downloading by user.
  • Secure communications: compression, encryption and safe transfer of project files.
  • Optimized communications: 12 asynchronous channels for concurrent uploading/downloading of user content.
  • Secure: OpenSSL AES-256 and 2048-bit RSA data encryption.
  • Cloud Interface (CUI) available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
  • Cloud Server available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
  • GPU OpenCL/Cuda Rendering Workflow (V-Ray RT, Blender Cycles ).
  • In-app plugins for all 3D Applications (Maya, 3dsmax, etc…)

 

 

SquidNet Cloud Bridge (coming summer 2015):

  • Distribute local SquidNet Render farm jobs to a participating cloud-based render farm service.
  • During peak demand on your local render farm, offload jobs to a cloud render farm service.
  • Automatically expand the size of your local SquidNet render farm without purchasing additional hardware.
  • Automatic uploading and downloading of render scene content (scenes, textures, frames, etc…).
  • Totally transparent to local render farm. Each cloud service appears as a local render pool.
  • Support for Amazon EC2 and OpenStack cloud services.
  • Secure: OpenSSL AES-256 and 2048-bit RSA data encryption.
  • Send us an email for additional information.

 

SquidNet Cloud Bridge (coming summer 2015):

  • Distribute local SquidNet Render farm jobs to a participating cloud-based render farm service.
  • During peak demand on your local render farm, offload jobs to a cloud render farm service.
  • Automatically expand the size of your local SquidNet render farm without purchasing additional hardware.
  • Automatic uploading and downloading of render scene content (scenes, textures, frames, etc…).
  • Totally transparent to local render farm. Each cloud service appears as a local render pool.
  • Support for Amazon EC2 and OpenStack cloud services.
  • Secure: OpenSSL AES-256 and 2048-bit RSA data encryption.
  • Send us an email for additional information.

 

SquidNet is an advanced network render management system used to reliably distribute, control and monitor render jobs on small, medium and large scale render farms. Jobs are managed and distributed evenly across all contributing CPUs ensuring that your farm’s performance is fully maximized. Using the latest networking technologies, SquidNet is designed, unlike most render management systems, to be easily installed on your farm with little or no configuration hassles.

SquidNet uses highly efficient and scalable load-balancing algorithms to effectively manage complex renderfarm workflows. Submit jobs using application templates that are specifically tailored for your applications. Once your jobs are submitted, SquidNet distributes your request based on your jobs processing criteria (pool, specified nodes, etc…) without any further user intervention.

With SquidNet’s flexible design, adding additional features is never an issue. If there’s a feature that SquidNet doesn’t currently support, no problem! Just let us know and we’ll implement most features at no cost to you. In fact, most, if not all, of SquidNet’s advanced features come from ideas and recommendations from existing customers. SquidNet’s current spec sheet can be found here.

If your render farm is currently being managed by an other render farm manager send us an email and we’ll present a quick demonstration on how easy it is to integrate SquidNet into your existing workflow.

 

Supported Applications

 

Adobe After Effects Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output video name, more…
Autodesk 3DSMAX Tile rendering, scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output resolution, renderer to use, more…
Autodesk Maya Tile rendering, scene settings, parse MA scene files, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, renderer to use, number of threads to use, output resolution, verbosity settings, more…
Autodesk Softimage Render pass rendering, scene settings, Parse SCNTOC scene files, frames to render, output folder, output resolution, more…
Blender 3D Support for 2.4X and 2.5X. Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, more…
Chaos Group V-Ray Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, verbose settings, more…
Elecard Converter Studio Input folder list, output folder, output video name, encoding speed, more…
E-on Vue Scene settings, frames to render, more…
Eyeon Fusion Scene settings, frames to render, verbose settings, more…
FFMPEG Scene settings, frames to render, input image sequence folder, output folder, output video name, play video on completion, more…
The Foundry Nuke Scene settings, frames to render, verbose settings, more…
Handbrake Video Converter Input folder list, output folder, output video format, encoding speed, thread count, video convert ion preset to use, more…
Holomatix Rendition Scene settings, frames to render, verbose settings, image resolution, channel output, more…
Luxology Modo Scene scanning, tile rendering, animation rendering, output folder, image prefix, image format, more…
Maxon Cinema 4D Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, multipass, image format, more…
Maxwell Render Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, multipass, image format, render engine, output resolution, more…
Mental Images Mental Ray MR Standalone support. Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, image format, render engine, output resolution, log verbosity settings, more…
Messiah Studio Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, verbose settings, more…
NewTek LightWave Scene settings, frames to render, configuration folder, output folder, output image names, output image format, image resolution, more…
Next Limit Realflow Support for Realflow multi-node mesher and simulation on a single node.
Pixar Renderman For Maya Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, renderer to use, number of threads to use, output resolution, verbosity settings, more…
Planetside Terragen 2 Scene settings, frames to render, output folder, output image names, output image format, more…
Sitex Graphics AIR Scene settings, frames to render, configuration folder, output folder, output image names, output image format, image resolution, bucket size, more…
Workley FPrime Scene settings, frames to render, configuration folder, output folder, output image names, output image format, render quality, more…

 

Documentation

 

Product documentation:

 

Installation documentation:

  • WINDOWS Installation Guide (open).
  • Linux Installation Guide (open).
  • OSX Installation Guide (open).
  • License Registration Instructions (open).

 

Application specific documentation:

  • SquidNet for After Effects (open).
  • Note: The CLI/SDK interfaces are always a work in progress and will be updated/enhanced as needed and/or upon request.

 

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