Follow the below steps to create your YellowDog account, install, use, and make the most of The YellowDog Platform for multi-cloud rendering.
Create a YellowDog Account
Click the activation link in the email. Go to The YellowDog Platform and enter your contact and billing details.
Download and Install YellowDog File Sync
Run YellowDog File Sync and login to your account using the same credentials as when you created your YellowDog account.
Close any open 3D software packages.
In YellowDog File Sync, navigate to the ‘Software Tab’ and click install against any plugins available.
Open a scene that you’d like to render in your 3D render software
Ensure that your render settings are correct
Export the scene to the YellowDog platform using the YellowDog Plugin
In The YellowDog Platform, add servers to your account by pressing the Add Servers button. You’ll need to add some billing details at this point to make sure the invoices are correct.
Pay for the servers you require with a credit or debit card.
If your job has not already started automatically, click New Job’ and ‘Start’. Your dedicated render servers will be allocated to your job – be patient as the machines can take a few minutes to be assigned and working on your shots.
As frames are rendered, they will automatically be downloaded by YellowDog Sync, or you can download them individually from the web interface.
Once the full job is completed, you will be emailed a notification.
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