Render Manager is a satellite application of DomuS3D that processes renderings outside the main program. This gives users the flexibility to decide whether to process renderings while they work or at a later time. Render Manager also lets users process renderings in the background, for example, while continuing to design in DomuS3D, or overnight.
Render Manager and DomuS3D do, however, share the same resources and may possibly run slower when operating simultaneously on your machine, depending on the subdivision of available CPU cores.
To launch Render Manager, click on the Render Manager button in the DomuS3D Starter.
The first time you launch Render Manager, you will have to select the folder where your rendering jobs are stored. The program will check the selected folder to find any pending jobs that need processing.
You can change the selected folder at any time; simply click on the field showing the folder path to select a new folder.
It is important that all rendering jobs exported from DomuS3D® are saved directly into the selected folder and not into sub-folders, otherwise the program will not be able to find the files and the renderings will not be processed. For information on how to export rendering jobs from DomuS3D®, please see this link.
If you are working online with other DomuS3D® designers, we suggest selecting a shared folder that is universally readable/writable, allowing each designer to save their rendering jobs from their own workstation.
Once you’ve set the desired options (for more information on Render Manager settings, click this link), you can start the rendering process within Render Manager by clicking on the Start Rendering button (for more information about the specific commands available in Render Manager, see this article). If there are pending jobs that need to be processed, they will begin, otherwise Render Manager will wait to receive new jobs, automatically launching when they become available.
If you double click on one of the completed Rendering Jobs (indicated with the green check mark), you’ll open the folder where the results of the rendering have been saved.
The sub-folders contain the images and materials used by the rendering engine during processing.
The .zip file is the same one that was previously exported from DomuS3D® (in the above image, it is named Kitchen.zip).
We recommend using either the .jpg or .png files with the name ending in denoiser as the final rendering image.
If you want to edit an image post-rendering (adjusting, for example, the temperature, exposure, contrast, etc…), open the .exr file in DomuS3D. To do this, click on File -> External Documents -> Open image. For more information, see this article.
The .rpk file is the project file from which you generated your rendering. If you rename it with file extension .pjp, you can import it into DomuS3D by clicking on File -> Import/Export -> Import project package. This can be considered a backup copy of the project that was saved during the rendering process.
Lastly, the .log file contains technical information regarding the completed rendering process, for example: image size, point of view and framing direction coordinates, processing time for the rendering, and all other parameters set during processing. This is crucial data to analyze the settings that affect rendering processing time.
This article is valid for DomuS3D® 2018 and later versions