Batch Rendering

Harmony Server has the possibility to render your scene locally or send it to a render farm so other computers can render your scenes while you continue working on your station. This option is not available with Harmony Stand Alone.

The Harmony Server rendering processes are named:

Local Rendering is done directly on the user machine using its CPU. To perform local rendering you must use Stage.
Batch Rendering lets you send a scene to render while you continue working in Stage. This way, you do not have to wait for the application to complete the render process.

Batch rendering is a background process divided over several machines or a render farm. Sending your scene to batch render will share the rendering load with other machines in the render farm and lessen the amount of work required by your computer.

The parameters for the format and file type to render are set in the Write nodes contained in your scene's Node view. Before sending your scene to batch rendering, make sure to set the Write nodes to export in the proper location, and set the format parameters. Note that you can have more than one Write nodes in your scene if you require several exports—see Advanced Export.

NOTE: Refer to the Control Center Guide and Installation Guide to learn how to send scenes to batch render and check the status of the Render queue.