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YellowDog November-2019 Release Notes

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Release Notes for CGI | Release Notes for Core

Component Versions

CGI:
Modo plugin 1.9.1.0
Maya plugin 1.13.0.0
Render Module 1.4.3.0

Core:
Account Service 1.0
Object Store Service 1.6
Compute Service 1.7
Image Registry Service 1.4
Scheduler Service 1.6
Platform Client 1.6
Agent 1.6

YellowDog November-2019 for CGI

New Features and Improvements | Fixes

New Features and Improvements for CGI

Autosave for Modo Configuration Changes

The YellowDog Modo plugin will now notice a new custom alias even if it has not yet been saved in the Modo configuration file by closing Modo. This means that if you create a custom alias and then export a scene, the export will use your new preferences even if Modo has not been closed.

Full Support for Path Aliases in Modo

The Modo plugin now fully supports the use of path aliases for relative paths through every step of the YellowDog export and rendering process.

Code-sign Certificate Improvements

The client agent has been updated to fully use the new code-sign certificate, including timestamp.

Additionally, the Modo plugin has also been updated to use the new code-sign certificate. If you use Modo, you should update your plugin to make use of this change.

For more information, contact YellowDog.

CGI Fixes

  • We have squashed a bug where Maya jobs run using Arnold would sometimes fail to download the final rendered scenes
  • In 3ds Max, the render preview now always shows an appropriate thumbnail image
  • We have squashed a bug where the Maya plugin might fail to render some frames when layer overrides were used

YellowDog November-2019 for Core

New Features

New Features and Improvements for Core

Improved Security and Authentication

Security and authentication for the core platform has been improved with the introduction of the Account Service.

The new Account Service replaces the existing User Service. Account Service features include:

  • A new system for third party credential storage.
  • Improved platform authentication for users and applications via Keyrings.
  • The ability to create Access Delegates for users and applications. Managing the new credentials using the Portal

All core platform services have been updated to support these changes.

Better Asset Storage and Transfer

Updates to the Object Store Service provide:

  • Improved availability and performance scaling through the use of distributed transfer session storage.
  • A new framework for integration with back-end storage systems.
  • Configurable namespace mapping to specific storage providers.
  • Updates to our integration with Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.

Streamlined Provisioning

The Compute Service has been updated to enable the use of Compute Requirement Templates. These enable you to specify standard elements of your Compute Requirements that you can use to simplify the creation of new provisioning requests. Provisioning compute in the Portal

For more information, contact YellowDog.

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