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How to Use Fox Renderfarm Client?



How to Use Fox Renderfarm Client?

Fox Renderfarm has recently released an in-house client. This client allows users to upload and download files, submit and monitor rendering. We also launch a new feature—auto upload/download, which will definitely save time for users. First-time users may refer to the following steps:

  1. Click Client Download, install the client on local computer and run it. Select www3 site, then enter user id and password as below shows: 
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  2. After successful log-in, you can set up 【Download Path】, 【Traffic Policy】 and 【Bandwidth】 in 【Settings】. Usually we suggest users to select 【fair】in 【Traffic Policy】. If you select 【high】, the priority of client transfer will be higher than other applications.
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  3. Click 【File Manage】, you can see different project directories, which is the same as it is on web-based control panel. Click into different directories to manage files.
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    Here we take【blender_project】as an example. After entering【blender_project】, right-click, then users can upload files, directories or create new folder and set auto-upload.

    【Folder auto upload】 is a peculiar feature of the client. In case that users want to upload files while making them, users may set 【Folder auto upload】. Then users put finished files into relative local directories, the client will synchronize those files to Fox Renderfarm severs automatically.
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    If you right-click files, you are also allowed to rename, delete, download them or set auto download.
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  4. Click 【Task Control】 you will see running tasks (if you have) and completed tasks. There is a 【Sync Download】 function on client's control panel that web-based control panel does not have. If you click it on relative tasks (especially running ones), the client will synchronize rendered images to your computer once the rendered result come out. You do not need to wait in front of computer any more.
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  5. Click the icon on left-hand menu, you can enter render-submit page, here we take Maya as an example. Everything is the same as it is on web-based control panel. It is easy for users who are already familiar with web-based control panel.
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  6. 【Analysis List】 is also the same as it is on web-based control panel.
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The main function of Fox Renderfarm client is to save time for users at the aspect of tasks control and render-submit. It does not contain all of functions that web-based control panel have, such as 【Recharge】 or 【profile】. So, if you need to recharge your account or edit file, you still need to log in web-based control panel. However, you will still find how fast, convenient and intelligent it is to use the client for tasks control and render-submit. If you meet any difficulties when you use the client, please feel free to contact our customer representatives.