To get started, you'll need to download the LaunchPad plugin installation file to your PC.
If you are already logged into the StratusCore Platform Dashboard, Click Render -> Access LaunchPad
After the Access LaunchPad page loads, click on the link that matches your operating system.
Save the LaunchPadInstaller.exe file to your hard drive.
Make sure you save the LaunchPadInstaller.exe file to your desktop, or a place you can easily find the file.
If you cannot find the LaunchPad installer after you download it, most PC web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi etc) allow you to easily see downloaded files by typing:
Ctrl + J on your keyboard.
In Chrome, you can also type "chrome://downloads/" in the location bar.
In Firefox (and or Mozilla based browsers) you can type "about:downloads" in the location bar.
Double-click on the "LaunchPadInstaller.exe" file. You may or may not get a "warning" from Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Please rest assured that our application DOES NOT put your PC at risk.
If this warning opens, all you need to do is click on "More info". Verify that the Publisher is "StratusCore, Inc." and then click the [Run anyway] button.
The Render Rocket LaunchPad Setup window will appear.
Click next and follow the instructions. Be sure to choose all component software.
The installation will continue, and additional files may be downloaded to update the plugin after clicking the Next button.
To verify the plugin has been installed, you can open your creative software.
Accessing LaunchPad for Maya
Accessing LaunchPad for 3DS Max
Accessing LaunchPad for Cinema 4D (Please Note: Depending on your version of C4D, LaunchPad may either be accessed from the Plugin menu OR the Extensions menu)
Accessing LaunchPad for Nuke (Please Note: You must have a Write Node for your Nuke script)
How to submit render jobs with LaunchPad:
How to Render with LaunchPad
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