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Setting Up Default Schedules

When you first set up your Harmony system, it is a good idea to set up a default batch processing schedule. You can modify this schedule later based on the operating needs of your studio.

If you have not created any Environments, there won't be any environments for you to start up.

You must start up a default schedule for every Environment you create in the Harmony database.

 

Maintaining a limited number of Environments will make it easier to set up and manage batch processing queues. For example, you can create four Environments, like test, commercials, and one Environment per features or series.

To define the default batch processing schedule:

1. Open a command prompt or Terminal.
2. In the command prompt or Terminal, type:

Setdef

Follow the onscreen instructions to set up the Environment for batch processing by selected machines on the Harmony network.

3. You must enter the machine name on which you want to set up batch processing.

INPUT A SINGLE MACHINE NAME, THE PREFIX OF A MACHINE NAME, OR all

Type "all"  to create a default schedule for all machines in the machine-list or press [Enter] to create a schedule for only the machine you are currently using.
4. If you enter only one machine name, you must decide if you want to input more machines to process this Environment.

DO YOU WANT TO INPUT MORE MACHINES

Type "y" and press [Enter] if you want to enter more machines or press [Enter] if you don't want to enter any more machines.
5. Identify the type of work this machine will be doing, vectorizing, rendering or both.

INPUT TYPE OF WORK ALLOWED is vectorize work allowed

Type "y" if this machine will vectorize drawings.

is camera work allowed

Type "y" if this machine will render scenes.
Identify the environments this machine will process.

INPUT A SET OF DATABASE Environments

Type the number (not the name) for each environment you want to set up on this machine and press [Enter]. A space (or a comma) must separate each environment number.

should processing of the dbenv's be prioritized

6. You can prioritize the Environments based on the order you entered them in the previous step. Typically, you will not want to prioritize environments like this.
Type "n" and press [Enter] if you don't want to prioritize environments.
7. Turn the input on for the machine

input ON or OFF

Press [Enter] to turn the input on.
8. When you are done, a status message appears indicating that the machine is set up for batch processing using the default schedule.
To view the batch processing schedule status for all machines, type the following in a terminal or command prompt:

Status

9. Press [Enter] twice to get the report.

The machines that are set up to batch process should appear in the report. There must be an "R" next to the machine name and the status must be "On" to be able to batch process.