AfStarter is a standalone dialog to submit a job to Afanasy.

Supported software

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max

    • Software
    • VRay
  • Autodesk Maya

    • Software
    • 3DeLight
    • VRay
    • Arnold
    • Mental Ray
    • Redshift
  • Autodesk SoftImage XSI

  • Blender

    • Internal
    • Cycles
  • Clarisse iFX

  • Cinema 4D

  • Fusion

  • Isotropix Clarisse

  • Natron

  • SideFX Houdini

    • HBatch (hython)
    • Mantra (standalone)
  • The Foundry Nuke

Scene Settings


Scene Parameters:

  • File: Scene file path. IFD files sequence for Mantra.
  • Working Directory/Project: Tasks process working folder, default is scene folder. Project path for Maya.
  • Output Images: Some software allows to override output images in command line arguments.
  • Frames: Frame range to render, ‘by’ - frames step or increment, ‘per task’ - number of frames in one task.
  • Node/Camera: Houdini ROP, Nuke write node, Max, Maya camera to render, After FX composition.
  • Take/Layer/Pass/Batch: Houdini take, SoftImage pass, Maya layer, Max batch to render, After FX render settings template.
  • Recent: Store recent sent jobs settings.
  • Start: Submit job to Afanasy server. It can be started in off-line state (“paused”).

Afanasy Job Settings


Afanasy Parameters:

  • Name: Job name, scene file name is used by default.
  • Capacity: Tasks capacity attribute value. ‘-1’ means use the default.
  • Priority: Job order in user jobs list.
  • Maximum Running Tasks: Maximum number of tasks can be running at the same time.
  • Depend Mask: Job(s) name pattern to wait to. Global: wait job(s) of any user.
  • Hosts Mask: Host(s) name pattern to run on. Exclude: not to run on such hosts.