Commit 5d574789 authored by strakpe's avatar strakpe
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# Add-on functionality
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Bheappe add-on is added to the *Render properties* menu of Blender.
Bheappe add-on is added to the ***Render properties*** menu of Blender.
Add-on supports *Cycles* rendering only.
Thus it is available only in case *Cycles* is selected as *Render Engine*, see figure below.
![](img/render_menu.png)
*BHeappe* menu is divided in *Status* menu and two other menues called *New Job* and *Jobs*.
***BHeappe*** menu is divided in ***Status*** menu and two other menues called ***New Job*** and ***Jobs***.
See figure below.
***Status*** menu provides user with information about progress of ongoing action, e.g. sending query for job update etc.
***New Job*** menu lets user to define details about a rendering job that will be submitted.
You can set project name, specify the output image format, select type of the computing queue and choose whether only one image or sequence of images (animation) will be rendered.
You can set project name, use your email to be notified when job is done (only in case you have been assigned computational resources and this email address was used), select type of the computing queue and choose whether only one image or sequence of images (animation) will be rendered.
![](img/bheappe_menu.png)
Within the *Queue* selection, *CPU/MIC/MPP* choices are available.
The *CPU* queue represents computation on just one CPU node of a cluster and it shall provide actual version of the Cycles renderer identical with the one from Blender.
This option is mainly for compatibility reasons.
The other two selections *MIC/MPP* allows user to perform multi node rendering on MIC accelerators or CPUs respectivelly.
Within the *Queue* selection, *CyclesPhi CPU/CyclesPhi MIC* choices are available.
These queues allow user to perform multi node rendering on CPUs or MIC accelerators, respectivelly.
Beside the mentioned options, there are the following settings to be specified by the user before the job can be submitted for computation:
- *Nodes* - number of allocated computational nodes for the job.
- *Nodes/MICs* - number of allocated computational nodes/MICs accelerators for the job.
- *Walltime* - maximal processing time allocated for specific part of the whole rendering task such as *Preprocessing*, *Rendering*, *Postprocessing*.
- *Current Frame* or *Frame Start/End/Step* - depending whether one image or animation is being selected, user can choose a frame number or consecutive set of frames.
- *Resolution* - specific resolution in horizontal and vertical direction that can be selected.
- *%* - value representing percentage amount of selected resolution that will be used as a final rendering resolution.
- *Samples* - number of samples per pixel. Represents rendering quality of path-trace renderer. The higher the value the better quality is reached but also within a longer computational time.
After setting available values, rendering job is sent to the cluster by *Submit Job* button.
Additional setting regarding the rendered image/images such as resolution, aspect ratio, etc. can be set in standard way from ***Output properties*** menu of Blender. Setting of a number of samples per pixel during rendering can be done as common from ***Output properties*** menu of Blender.
After setting important values, rendering job is sent to the cluster by *Submit Job* button.
***Jobs*** menu provides user with the overview about the submitted jobs. Actual states of the jobs can be queued.
If some particular job from the list in the *Jobs* menu is selected and in FINISHED state, user can download the results to his/her local folder and browse them by opening a file explorer via button.
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# License
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# Acknowledgement
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This work was supported by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports from the Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovations project ”IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center – LM2015070”.
This work was supported by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports from the Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development, and Innovations project “e-INFRA CZ – LM2018140”.
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