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What render manager are you using? Deadline, anyone?
show user profile  Undersky
Hello, fellow tards! Since I'm working at a non-max company nowadays, we don't use backburner anymore. So we're looking at a third-party render manager. We're using Cinema (AR, V-Ray and Maxwell) and modo (built-in and Maxwell me thinks) and are in desperate need of a stabile solution.

We're mainly looking at Deadline from Thinkbox Software
but we're open to suggestions.

So, if any of you have any experience with Deadline and/or other managers, please, sing out!
Demo reel, 2010
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10/5/2011 10:01:46 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 10:01:46 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
we've used cube in production, deadline, and backbullshit (sadly when they couldn't get the funding to get something serious).

deadline without question is the best thing around; incredibly easy to setup; free for 2 nodes to test and very well integrated.

0 issues over the past several years that weren't related to additional scripting done on our end for more features. also, they're team is very client oriented and really do listen to requests.

-Marko Mandaric

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10/5/2011 10:25:00 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 10:25:00 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I've used Deadline at a few places, I like it. -

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10/5/2011 6:33:19 PM (last edit: 10/5/2011 6:33:19 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
We use deadline and wouldn't use anything else.

We use it to render Max, Maya, Aftereffects, Nuke, Terragen and also custom scripted jobs such as making proxies.

Works great with all those.

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10/5/2011 8:55:21 PM (last edit: 10/5/2011 8:57:04 PM)
show user profile  jStins
I recently finished a project at a studio that uses Deadline (with XSI) and liked it a lot. I didn't use it a whole lot personally and had zero to do with setting it up. But it was pretty easy to setup and manage render jobs.


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10/5/2011 9:27:43 PM (last edit: 10/5/2011 9:27:43 PM)
show user profile  Undersky
Sounds promising! Thanks y'all! We'll probably install the free licenses today and play around with.
Demo reel, 2010
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10/6/2011 8:27:21 AM (last edit: 10/6/2011 8:27:21 AM)
show user profile  Undersky
After an initial test it seems awesome! Especially since I haven't played with a decent manager for over a year now. It's like being in heaven =) Easy to setup and very little hazzle.
Demo reel, 2010
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10/6/2011 12:06:09 PM (last edit: 10/6/2011 12:06:09 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon

-Marko Mandaric

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10/7/2011 2:26:25 AM (last edit: 10/7/2011 2:26:25 AM)
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