Conductor enables VRay users to access the near infinite compute of the cloud to render quickly and at scale on AWS or GCP platforms, all from inside their favorite DCC’s UI.
Available as a plug-in node for Autodesk’s 3ds Max and Maya, and Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Conductor enables designers to speed up review processes and iterate faster.
Conductor and VRay - how it works
When you’re ready to render your scene - whether it is created in 3ds Max, Maya or Cinema 4D - simply click on the Conductor Submitter key (inside your chosen DCC’s UI) and select VRay in the menu function. Conductor does all the backend work for you, removing any errors and ensuring you only pay for what you use.
It is our goal to make sure you don't incur unwanted costs or delays. When you hit the ‘submit’ button, your scene is first checked for potential issues. For example, you should have at least one renderable camera in the scene and you'll see a warning if that's not the case. Once this validation step is clear, the scene and assets are shipped to Conductor's render nodes.
By default, only a few tasks are set to render immediately. These are known as scout frames. The idea is that you wait for these to finish and check them visually before rendering an entire sequence. Remote rendering is a delicate process where a million things can go wrong, so we always recommend checking the scout frames. This feature saves our customers several thousands of dollars and many wasted hours every week.
Conductor allows you to monitor the progress of your renders in real-time, pause remaining rendering jobs when you are getting closer to your spending limits, and download rendered assets into one place.
Whether you have a lightweight or deeper production pipeline, Conductor has been designed to slip in seamlessly to create minimal disruption, making it the ideal solution for busy boutiques, or large studios looking to render in the cloud. To make life easier, Conductor is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and can be accessed via their respective marketplaces.
In addition to VRay, Conductor also plugs into Chaos’s powerful effects and simulation application Chaos Phoenix, and physical-based shader Chaos Corona. To find out more about how to use the Conductor Companion app with VRay
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Out-of-the-box, or customizable
Technical teams can use Conductor out of the box, or customize, using simple Python scripting, especially if wanting to take advantage of other integrations we have created. Artists can submit scenes to render from inside their favorite apps, allowing them to work in ways that are intuitive.
Dashboards and analytics
Users can set spending limits inside Conductor and gain insights via in-app dashboards to help with future budgeting and billing on jobs. Plus users can get job feedback and monitor renders in real-time. Another handy feature of Conductor is all completed render jobs are stored in one place after completion and can be downloaded to any location.
Cloud zones and regions from day one
Additionally, Conductor customers get access to dozens of cloud zones and regions from day one. Conductor's intelligent systems can detect resource exhaustion and make educated decisions as to where to provision the render nodes to get your renders back as quickly as possible.