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5.1.3 Iray Resource Manager for cloud rendering (Iray Server)

 
When choosing the Cloud tab, the Iray Resource Manager provides a user interface to connect to a Quadro VCA or to Iray Server. Cloud Rendering lets Iray for Maya 2.0 render on a computer that is connected via Internet or local network into Mayas Render View. Your local resource are not used by Iray when Cloud Rendering is selected.
 
Note: When a connection to Iray Server is established, Iray will not necessarily start rendering on the remote machine. The final decision to use local or cloud rendering will be done in the IFM Control Box.
 
Iray Resource Manager to set up the cloud rendering using Iray Server.
 
Type
 You can choose to connect to a Quadro VCA or to Iray Server. To use Iray Server choose Iray Server.
 
Server Address
Type a valid server address to connect to Iray Server. If you are not sure what the correct address is, ask your system administrator or read the Iray Server manual.
 
Server Port
Iray Server uses the port 9090 by default. If you are not sure what the correct port is, ask your system administrator or read the Iray Server manual.
 
Username
Type a valid user name to connect to Iray Server. If you are not sure what the correct user name is, ask your system administrator or read the Iray Server manual.
 
Password
Type a valid password for the chosen user name to connect to Iray Server.
 

HTTP Proxy

If you cannot reach an external Quadro VCA or Iray Server from your local network, you can establish a connection to the Quadro VCA or Iray Server using an HTTP proxy server. Check with your system administrator to find out whether or not an HTTP proxy server is already set up for your use.
 
Address
Type a valid proxy server to Iray Server. If you are not sure what the correct proxy server is, ask your system administrator or read the Iray Server manual.
 
Username
Type a valid user name to connect to a Quadro VCA. If you are not sure what the correct user name is, ask your system administrator or read the Quadro VCA manual.
 
Password
Type a valid password for the chosen user name to connect to Iray Server.
 
Connect
As soon as you set up the server address, user name, and password correctly you can connect to Iray Server by clicking on the Connect button. After successfully logging in, Iray Resource Manager shows the status of Iray Server.
 
Iray Resource Manager after successfully connecting to a Iray Server
 
Invalid
This box appears red when Iray for Maya 2.0 doesn't match with the Iray Server version. In this case you need to install the Iray Server version that fits to Iray for Maya 2.0 or contact your system administrator.
 
Ready
This box appears green when Iray for Maya is connected to Iray Server.
 
Note: When the setup of Iray Server is finished, Iray will not necessarily start rendering on a remote machine. The final decision to use local or cloud rendering is made in the IFM Control Box.
 
 
IFM Control Box with selected Cloud Render Mode
 
After the basic setup is done close the Render Manager and open the IFM Control Box. In the section Cloud Rendering of the IFM Control Box set Render Mode to Cloud. Now you can open the Render View window and start rendering. The rendering will happen on the remote machines connected to Iray Server.
 
For more information, see the chapter “IFM Control Box”.