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4.4 Render mode control attributes

 
 
Render Mode Local
Select Local to use the local render resources on your workstation. You can specify the used render resources in the Local tab in the Resource Manager. For more information, see the section “Iray Resource Manager.”
 
Control attributes for local render mode
 
Render Mode Cloud
Select Cloud to use a Quadro VCA or Iray Server for rendering. You must specify a network connection in the Cloud tab in the Resource Manager. For more information, see the section “Iray Resource Manager.”
 
Control attributes for cloud render mode
 
Format
Select Format to define how the rendered images will be streamed in Maya's Render View window. The default setting is video, which means H.264 video coding. You can also choose .jpg, .png or .exr format. The setting video delivers the best performance. JPG, PNG, and EXR increase quality but may slow down the interactive performance in the Render View.
 
Framerate
Defines the frame rate per second. The default value is 5, which means that the maximum speed will be 5 frames per second. Increasing this value may increase performance but decrease quality. Use this attribute with care.
 
Bitrate Min
This is the minimum bit rate Iray Server will use when encoding the video stream.
 
Bitrate Max
This is the maximum bit rate Iray Server will use when encoding the video stream.
 
Iray Server or a Quadro VCA will automatically adjust the actual bit rate for the video stream depending on the estimated available bandwidth of the connection, but only within the span of the configured minimum and maximum bit rate. Setting the minimum and maximum bit rate to the same value will force Iray Server or a Quadro VCA to use that bit rate regardless of the available bandwidth. If less bandwidth is available than the minimum bit rate setting then Iray Server or a Quadro VCA will automatically lower the frame rate to compensate. Iray Server will never use more than the maximum bit rate setting, even if this is lower than the configured minimum bit rate.