Deadline Feature Blog - At A Glance! (Updated May 8, 2017)

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Deadline Feature Blog - At A Glance! (Updated May 8, 2017)

Postby Coulter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:06 pm

Happy New Year!

Over the course of 2016, the Deadline team worked hard to bring you dozens of Feature Blog articles that go beyond the standard documentation. In case you missed any, below you will find a categorized, at-a-glance list of articles. Enjoy!


Frame List Formatting Options: Ways of specifying which frames to process. [7.2]
When Will This Job Start Rendering? It Depends...: About Deadline's dependency system. [7.2, 8.0]
Extra! Extra! Read all about Extra Info!: How to use Deadline's ExtraInfo fields.
New! Be Environment Friendly with your Jobs!: How to control the environment that jobs run in. [9.0]

Interface Customization: Make a Layout Tailored to Your Needs: Creating custom Monitor layouts. [7.2, 8.0]
Tweaks for Better Usability - The Monitor Options: Adjusting Deadline Monitor to your preferences. [8.0]
Monitor Options - Deadline with a View: Using a custom image viewer in Monitor. [8.0]
Monitor Options - User Settings: Notification and authentication settings in Monitor. [8.0]
Monitor Options - Styles: Changing Monitor's colors and fonts.
Death, Taxes, and Render Errors: Investigating Job errors with Monitor. [8.0]
Keeping it Together with Job Batches: How to visually group related jobs in Monitor [8.0]
New! Recreating the Old Job Monitor: How to customize Monitor to look like the Job Monitor from Deadline 5. [9.0]

Blastoff With The Launcher: An overview of Deadline Launcher and its features. [8.0]

Jigsaw: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Rendering frames in smaller pieces with Jigsaw. [7.2, 8.0]

Application Support
Distributing Microstation Workflows with Deadline: Deadline's support for Microstation. [7.2]
V-Ray DBR: What does the B stand for?: Deadline's support for V-Ray DBR. [6.2]
Deadline and Cinema 4D: Deadline's support for Cinema 4D. [8.0, 8.1]
Power Tools - Autodesk 3ds Max: Deadline's support for 3ds Max. [8.0]
Asset Caching in Autodesk Maya using Deadline: Maya Local Asset Caching in Deadline 8.1. [8.1]
New! New Application Support in Deadline 9: Altus, Cinebench, Keyshot, Episode, Silhouette, Autopano Video, and Redshift Standalone. [9.0]

Spend Your Time Making Art, Not QuickTimes: An introduction to Deadline's Quick Draft feature. [7.2, 8.0]
Hungry for Draft? Here are the Top Ten Draft Cookbook Recipes!: Top 10 useful Draft functionalities. [8.0]
Annotating the Draft Way: New Draft Annotation feature. [8.1]


Path Mapping: The Basics: Fundamentals of Deadline's Path Mapping feature. [7.2]
Regulating Network Traffic with Slave Throttling: Limit the farm's load on the file server. [7.2]
Deadline Finds Work for Idle Workstations: Using Deadline's Idle Detection feature. [7.2]
Can I Render? Let Me Check My Schedule!: Specify when Slaves can and cannot process jobs. [7.2]
Deadline's Secret Weapon: Deadline's command-line features. [7.2, 8.0]
Web Service Got A Divorce, Enjoying Independence: Deadline's recently-separated Web Service. [8.0]
Groups, Pools & You: Assign Pools and Groups to Slaves. [7.2]
Concurrent Tasks vs. Multi-Slave Rendering: Using concurrent Tasks and multi-Slave rendering. [7.2, 8.0]
Mapping It Out: Configuring Windows mapped drives. [6.2]
Power Management: It's Not Just About Being Green: Deadline's Power Management feature. [7.0]
Zabbix Monitoring - How Busy Is Your Farm?: Pushing Deadline statistics into Zabbix. [8.0]
Customizing Script Menus - Clean Up Your Monitor!: How to organize the Script menus. [7.2, 8.0]
Improving Performance in Deadline: Tuning Deadline for better performance. [7.2]
Zipped Up and RARing To Go - Exploring the Archives: Configuring automated job archival. [8.0]
Auxiliary Files: The Basics: Basics of auxiliary files and how Deadline handles them. [8.0]
Redundancy Plans are Redundant: Adding failover to Deadline components. [8.0]
Sandboxing: Answers to Questions You Didn't Know You Had: Understanding Deadline Sandboxing. [8.0]
Forge Your Own Path: Path Mapping Part 2: Path mapping assets, using regular expressions, and using Regions. [8.0]
I Get By with a Little Help from my... Thinkbox Support Team: How to best utilize Thinkbox Support.
Managing Your Farm Machines with Remote Control: Using the Remote Control feature to control Deadline applications and host machines. [8.0, 8.1]
You Will Be Assimilated - An Auto-configuring Render Farm: How to use Deadline's Auto Configuration feature to manage settings. [8.0]
New! Staying Up to Date with Email Notifications: How to set up and use e-mail notifications. [7.0, 8.0, 9.0]

Locking Down the Render Farm: Limiting user access to Deadline features. [7.2]
The Pleasant and Pliable Proxy Panacea: Using Deadline's Proxy Server. [8.0]

Traditional Floating vs Usage Based Licensing: An explanation of Usage Based Licensing. [8.0]
Deadline On Demand: Everything You Need to Know!: Setting up Usage Based Licensing. [8.0]
To Upgrade or not to Upgrade?: Using Deadline's auto-update system. [8.0]
Side-by-side Upgrade: Not As Scary As It Sounds!: Deploying Deadline 8 along-side prior versions. [8.0]
Installing Deadline from the Command Line: How to install Deadline from the command line. [8.0]
Limited Resources: Managing resources with Limits. [8.0]
Getting to the Cloud: A Primer: Using Deadline on the cloud. [8.0]
Running Deadline in Containers - Part 1: How to run Deadline on Docker. [8.0]
Running Deadline in Containers - Part 2: How to run Deadline on Docker. [8.0]
Manually Manipulating MongoDB M...Minstallations?: Manually installing and configuring MongoDB.
Looking for Work - Prepping Your Farm for Job Submission: Types of Job Submitters and how to install them. [8.0]
New! Deadline Database Backup Strategy: How to set up both one-time and automatic Deadline database backups. [7.0, 8.0, 9.0]

Streamlining Job Submission with Sanity Checks: Adding custom sanity checks to job submissions. [7.2]
Hello Monitor - An Introduction to Monitor Scripting: Learn how to write Monitor scripts. [7.2, 8.0]
Plug it in, Plug it in - Creating New Plugins: How to write custom Job plugins. [8.0]
For Your Consideration... Event Plugins: What Event Plugins are and how to author them.
Your Code Here: A Brief Outline of Deadline Entry Points: A list of the places you can add your own code to Deadline. [8.0, 9.0]
James Coulter
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Re: Deadline Feature Blog - At A Glance!

Postby oatz » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:01 am

Much appreciated!

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Re: Deadline Feature Blog - At A Glance! (Updated Feb 3, 2017)

Postby Coulter » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi All,

If there is a topic you would like to see covered in a future Deadline Feature Blog posting, feel free to suggest it here. This could be a new topic or more detail on a prior topic.

Also, if you find any errors in the listing at the top of this thread, just send me a private message.
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