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Smedge 3.0.6

Smedge 3: The Ultimate in distributed processing

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  • Linux
  • Windows


Last Modified:10/25/2017
File Size: 4 MB



Welcome to Smedge 3

the next generation in distributed processing.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the next generation of Smedge provides unbeatable power and flexibility combined with incredible stability. All while maintaining the ease of use users have always loved about Smedge. And combining your Windows, Linux and Mac machines will soon be a snap with the amazing cross-platform abilities.

Smedge 3 uses a new Module system to allow it to work on any number of types of Jobs. The plug-in Modules come in two flavors: a Virtual Module, an easy to create text file that describes the most common elements needed to control just about any commandline driven rendering program, and Compiled Modules, which access the full power of the Smedge API to do sophisticated control and processing of just about anything you can figure out how to divide.

Smedge currently includes Modules to render:

  • 3D Studio Max
  • MayaMan
  • After Effects
  • mental ray for Maya
  • Air
  • mental ray standalone
  • Alias Studio
  • Nuke
  • Cinema 4D
  • RenderMan for Maya
  • Combustion
  • Shake
  • Digital Fusion
  • Turtle for Maya
  • Lightwave
  • Viz
  • Maya (include Maya 7+ Render Layers)
  • XSI

And Smedge 3 includes a system for creating your own Virtual Modules by editing a simple text file to control any command-line driven rendering application. It also includes a "Generic Script" Module that allows you to run any commandline either as a sequence, such as a render, or as a run-once per engine system, for example to run an installer on every machine on your network.

Smedge 3 has a powerful yet intuitive graphical interface for total system control. It also includes a wide array of commandline driven tools for integrating superb render management with just about any conceivable production pipeline through scripts or command line driven interfaces. And because of the divison of labor in the Smedge 3 design, any problems with these "Shell" tools do not affect the actual rendering.

Smedge 3 version 2 has incredible gains in performance and stability. It also uses up to 90% less system memory and network traffic.


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