Enjoy our next roundup of new software updates on GarageFarm.NET render farm. Over the past two months, we've been working on improvements to the plugins for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Blender, After Effects, LightWave and SketchUp. We’ve released three version updates to renderBeamer app and many fixes and improvements for Web Manager. 3ds Max users will be thrilled about the v140 plugin release which makes rendering in Corona much easier and efficient. There will be more significant updates coming to our 3ds Max render farm integration over the coming months.
renderBeamer v1.303 - v1.305
Improved TEMP directory path validation for non-Latin characters
New update popup window with a download link to the installer for major updates
Applied fixes to auto-update process
Updated Korean translations
Improved scene versioning
Fixed the plugin UI refresh
Added logging possibility for plugin UI
Improved plugins connection
Added possibility to create auto-submit templates for specific apps
Auto-submit templates now enable settings for a FPE parameter and selection of specific node groups
Added possibility to set rendering device (CPU or GPU) in auto-submit template specific to Blender Cycles
Showing more details in the upload confirmation window
Job details export file is now named after the job name
Frame buffer preview is a new feature! To use it, just select the job on the list -> click "show progress" -> click "show preview"
Frame buffer preview works for 3ds Max with V-Ray & Corona and V-Ray standalone renderers (SketchUp / Rhino / .VRScene plugins)
We have added new features for 3ds Max with Corona renderer
Corona jobs will now be processed by the farm using “max script”. That means many optimizations, for example, much fewer data to upload and ability to re-submit jobs from the same scene.
For now, Web Manager offers two additional features available for the users - noise limit and pass limit. Both parameters are taken from the scene->plugin and can be changed directly on Web Manager without the re-upload process.
Video FFMpeg job is disabled for all single frame jobs
Node limit <= 5 has now additional info box
3ds Max plugin v139 - v140
Fixed .gfs creation issues for Storm renderer
Fixed plugin issues with Corona 7 renderer (4k cache/plugin UI/under the hood improvements & fixes)
With the release of v140 the Corona render workflow has been improved significantly
Added Corona render pass and noise limits to .gfs configuration file
Improved strips mode rendering in Corona. Now, only one scene is uploaded & the whole process is managed by max script on the farm side
Added support for Corona 4k cache (caching on farm side or users cache files)