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YellowDog February-2020 Release Notes

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YellowDog for CGI / YellowDog Platform / YellowDog Portal

Component Versions

CGI:
Frontend Portal 2.16.0
Render Module 1.4.0.0
Sync 2.10.3.0
Agent 2.5.0.0
Modo Plugin 1.11.0.0
3ds Max Plugin 1.14.0.0
Cinema 4D Plugin 1.9.0.0
Maya Plugin 1.12.0.0

Platform:
Cell 1.1.0
The Cell release includes all the latest services.

Portal:
Platform Portal 1.1.0

YellowDog for CGI February-2020

New Features and Improvements | Fixes

New Features and Improvements for CGI

Render Analytics

The new Server analytics page provides insight into your server usage. From here you can view information such as the number of servers, or the amount of server time, that you have used in a specific time period.

Using Analytics to view the total server time used

The analytics page provides the following metrics:

  • Number of active machines
  • Time consumed
  • Accumulated consumed time

You can view your usage data as either a chart or a table, and broken down by hour, day, month or quarter within the selected time period.

New Options For Modo Batch Export

The Modo batch export facility introduced in December 2019 has been extended to provide the ability to specify separate output file locations and formats for the alpha and the RGB output. The following new parameters are available for use in Directory Mode:

  • alpha_output_file_path_no_ex
  • alpha_output_format
  • final_color_output_file_path_no_ex
  • final_color_output_format If you use the batch export facility, you should update your Modo plugin to make use of this change.

Updated Code Sign Certificate

We have updated one of our code-sign certificates as it was near expiration. This affects the following components:

  • Render Module
  • Sync
  • Agent
  • Modo Plugin
  • 3ds Max Plugin
  • Cinema 4D Plugin
  • Maya Plugin

For more information, contact YellowDog.

CGI Fixes

  • The 3dsMax Plugin now does not allow files to be exported if VRay Next requires an Irradiance Map file (Animation (Rendering) is set) but no Vrmap is specified.
  • The 3dsMax Plugin now does not allow files to be exported if Render Mask is set to Layers but there is no layer selected.
  • The 3dsMax Plugin now checks that image asset files are valid before exporting.
  • The 3dsMax Plugin now gives a warning if the export uses relative output paths generated by Backburner. These relative paths are not supported by YellowDog.

YellowDog Platform February-2020

New Features | Fixes

New Features and Improvements for the YellowDog Platform

New Usage Service

A new Usage service provides information about server time usage, both overall and broken down by provider. This information can be viewed in the YellowDog Portal.

Fixes for YellowDog Platform

None.


YellowDog Portal February-2020

New Features | Fixes

New Features and Improvements for the YellowDog Portal

Viewing Usage Information

A new Usage page provides users with insight into their account’s server time usage. This can be filtered by:

  • Namespace
  • Compute Requirement
  • Application or User
  • Instance Status
    …or by an individual provider, region, type of instance, or source.

Viewing usage by instances that are not running

Clicking on an individual provider expands that entry to show additional information, such as a chart of usage by instance state.

Fixes for YellowDog Portal

  • Users can now use multiple tabs without being automatically logged out of one or more of them.
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