Follow the steps below for a quick and simple guide to submitting a Test render on Render Rocket. Need more detailed information? Check out our other articles in the sidebar.
1. Create a Project by clicking the "Projects" link and click "Add New Project". Fill in the fields and click "Save".
2. Upload your Scene file and ALL assets used (images, caches, geometry, etc):
a. On the "Projects" page, click the "Upload" button in the "File Management" box.
b. Click "Select" then navigate to and select all files you wish to upload. You can also drag and drop onto the "Select" area of the Upload window.
c. Click "Upload" at the bottom of the window.
2b. Alternatively, you can also use a 3rd party FTP client to upload directly to your “Source” folder of the desired project. This is recommended if you have files that exceed 1GB. Please ask an Artist Care Agent if you need assistance with this. (Click here for more info.)
3. Click on "Launch Render" and select your Project, Scene, and Render Engine.
4. Fill in the appropriate details. Take advantage of our Free Test Renders and be sure to enter up to 5 frames (if you leave "Frame Range" blank your Mission will fail to launch!). Be sure to also specify your output format, resolution, etc.
5. Scene Analysis will automatically run and attempt to diagnose if your scene is missing any assets (as well as scene settings). You do NOT need to wait for Scene Analysis to complete before Launching your Mission.
6. After reading the terms, click the "I agree…" checkbox, then click to "Launch" your Mission and watch its progress on the Dashboard. Click the Mission’s name for more details!
7. Once your Mission completes, you can download the files in a .RAR package from the "Mission Details" page. Alternatively, you can download them via FTP in real-time as the frames complete.
Why run a test render? Running a test render allows you to make sure that your output looks like you want it to prior to purchasing a full render job.
Plus, a test render will help you estimate the cost of your full job, which you can do with our project estimator.
Make sure to select a variety of frames throughout your scene, including simple and complex frames (that take longer to render), so that you have a good average sample of your entire scene. Otherwise you will likely get a very inaccurate estimate.
Note: Test renders are limited to 5 frames and there are limited output formats available. Your test render frames will be watermarked.
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