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One of the most powerful 3D applications on the market, Maya 2010, now includes three complimentary bundled applications: MatchMover, powerful camera matching software; Toxik, a node-based compositor; and Backburner, a network rendering manager for Maya, 3ds Max, and Toxik. In Maya 2010: Getting Started with MatchMover, Toxik, and Backburner, instructor George Maestri demonstrates how to use these applications with Maya's existing powerful feature set to create engaging 3D animations. Exercise files accompany the course.
Once you've submitted your job from Maya, you can take a look at its progress using the Monitor applications. So, let's go ahead and open that up. And what we need to do, in Monitor, is connect to the specific manager we want. So, I am just going to go ahead and go Connect, and then type in the name of the Manager, or do automatic search if there's only one manager on the network, and hit OK. And then any jobs that have been submitted to the Manager show up. So, the jobs that are proceeding normally show up in green. If there's any errors, you'll see it show up as red.
If you click on it, you can see all sorts of details about the job. You could see a Job Summary, how many frames that sort of thing. Task Summary, which frames are waiting. Details about the job. If there are any Errors, those will show up here. Along the bottom, we have a panel here that shows all of our servers. So, in this case, I only have two, but it also shows whether the servers are Busy, whether they're Idle and also show if there's an Error. So basically, a Busy server is green, anything that has an Error will be red, and Idle servers will show up in yellow.
And from this point, we can also right- click over any job, and we can edit the settings for the job. So for example, if I click here, I can actually see all the settings for the job and edit them if I want. I can also change the priority of the job, if I want this to go faster. I can clone the job. I can create a report. I can also do things such as suspend or restart the job. And of course, I can delete a job if I want to just get rid of it. Now, also we have a menu along the top here.
This allows us to connect or disconnect to the Manager. We can also Auto-Connect. If it loses a connection to the Manager, we can reconnect back to it. We can also basically go through a lot of the same options that we have just by right-clicking over jobs or servers, and then also we can turn off things, such as viewing the Status bar or the toolbar. And those are really just the basic functions of Monitor. And what this does is it really just allows us to Manage, re-prioritize jobs, and just see the general progress of our rendering.
Now just remember that this is not the actual Manager. This is just an interface into the Manager. You need to make sure that Manager is running, in order for all of this to work.
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