Oh that’ll be a pain to make right. You’d need to customize all your submitters to set the full build number, instead of the Major.Minor format that most DCCs use.
It would look a lot like the steps for adding unofficial support of a new software version to Deadline. I’ll quote the steps for AE2020 (the first one I found already written up) for reference.
Here are the steps to do this:
- Go to DeadlineRepository10\plugins\AfterEffects directory and backup your AfterEffects Param file.
- Add the following additional entry for RenderExecutables:
Label=After Effects CC 2020 Render Executable
Default=C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 2020\Support Files\aerender.exe;/Applications/Adobe After Effects 2020/aerender
Description=The path to the After Effects CC 2020 executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.
Makes sure you have the right paths for the AE2020 executables here.
- Go to \DeadlineRepository10\scripts\Submission and backup AfterEffectsSubmission.py file and add
Relaunch the monitor, you should now be able to see this in the plugin configurations.
The important part is updating the submitter, but adding the whole quote for future folks. And that doesn’t address updating the integrated submitters, each of which will be its own kettle of fish. I don’t think it would be too bad, just tedious.
And you’ll need to install the submitters using the ‘manual’ steps instead of the installer.
Hopefully that’s enough to get you going? Or at least to plan the scope of work involved.