Version Download Links Main Changes/New Features
(for a full list, see fixes site)

8.2.05

08.12.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.2.04+
     >>> Update from 8.2.02+
     >>> Update from 8.2.01+
     >>> Update from 8.2.00+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 14 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.


New render config to call other executables than the main render app.
For example use Nuke in post-scripts with .

Maya Redshift
There is a bug in Maya/Redshift that crashes scenes with motion blur.
We have added a new job option in the rrSubmitter to disable the parralel evaluation manager preference for rendering.

New Scripted Job: Create Weekly Stats
A new python script collects statistics for all projects from the last 7 days and creates an RR/inhouse/stats.csv file.
Create a job via the rrSubmitter menu. The job re-executes once a week. You might want to set the Start After job option to Sunday

Windows: Collect render app crash dump
RR can tell Windows to write crash dump files if an application crashes.
These files can be analysed to see the app/plugin and function that crashed. It can help developers to find the crash.
Enable via the rrWorkstationInstaller menu Special


8.2.04

21.11.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.2.02+
     >>> Update from 8.2.01+
     >>> Update from 8.2.00+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 14 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

VRay + Windows 10
One of the latest Windows 10 updates has broken VRay if running within a service.
We have set the environment variable VRAY_VFB_GUI = 0 for Maya and 3ds Max.

Client Thread A settings
The Job Thread A settings have not been read from the config if the Client has multiple threads.


8.2.02

15.10.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.2.01+
     >>> Update from 8.2.00+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

LICENSE CHANGE:
Royal Render 8.2.xx requires that you have bought RR after 1.Sep.2017

or that your support&maintenance did not expire before this day.


Total of 30 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

3dsmax 2018 Update 2/3
If you have not rendered with 3dsmax 2018 before applying the update 2 or 3, then 3dsmax crashes.
This update implements a workaround for the crash.


8.2.01

09.10.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.2.00+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

LICENSE CHANGE:
Royal Render 8.2 requires that you have bought RR after 1.Sep.2017

or that your support&maintenance did not expire before this day.


Total of 65 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

rrClient: Job thread changes
- Max job thread increased to 8 (for 8 GPU machines)
- The job thread config is not part of a client config preset any more.
(for e.g. GPU and non-GPU machines using the same preset)

Framesets
Framesets are working.

Maya submission plugin
- Pick a python script and execute it inside the current scene/layer on a rrClient
- New option to ask for framesets at submission

Windows: rrClient reserve cores change
Reserve Cores is does not set the render threads at startup any more.
It changes the core assignment for the render processes now.
Enabling/disabling this setting (e.g. at login) changes the core assignement after 15 seconds.

"rrBhutan" cloud changes
- Azure licensing works
- We have created 5 ready-to use images with RR preinstalled
- RR cloud resource groups start with rrC_ now (can be disabled to use old installations)
- Right-click to open remote (SSH/Windows RDP) or file browser connections to VM

pyRR2_datafiles: _serverClientInfo class
- New data class with information about last IPs, last status and last WOL command of clients

8.2.00

15.09.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+


LICENSE CHANGE:
Royal Render 8.2 requires that you have bought RR after 1.Sep.2017 or that your support&maintenance did not expire before this day.



Total of 30 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Data changes
Almost all binary files and TCP communication was changed.
- Max jobs increased to 52000
- Max frames per job not limited to 32000 any more
- rrControl/rrServer use 15% less memory for the job list.
- rrHistoryDB uses 24% less memory for the job list.
- New job variables allow new features in the future like Event Scripts and Framesets

Data changes notes
- A downgrade after the update will loose some settings (e.g.) and all jobs.
- All C++ plugins need to be recompiled
- Although some UI elements show Framesets, they are not supported yet.

Reset Job enabled job
If you reset a job, it is now enabled as well.

Houdini
- Arnold and Redshift AOVs are read as rrJob channels.
- Disable Local Scene Copy if $HIP is used in AOV.


8.1.05

06.09.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.05+
     >>> Update from 8.1.04+
     >>> Update from 8.1.03+
     >>> Update from 8.1.02+
     >>> Update from 8.1.01+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

This is the last 8.1.xx version as we need to change the TCP data, which makes the next version 8.2 incompatible with 8.1 applications.
We will release the next version 8.2.00 shortly with just the changes to the TCP data.
And then implement new features into 8.2.01.

Total of 47 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

rrControl
- The UI layout config had to be changed. You need to re-arrange rrControl as you like it and re-save the layout.
- The top dockwindows will switch to a slim mode if the width is sufficient for the items.
- Job selction and job retrieval was speed up.

Maya
- Maya IO is supported now.
- The new cross OS conversion is active.
- Cyclecheck log messages are disabled.

Linux
- The service applies all groups of the rrService user to the process, including domain groups.
- Umask can be changed if you reinstall the daemon.

Cloud
Multiple bug fixes and improvements to the rrCloudManager and the rrCloudService.

8.1.04

11.08.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.03+
     >>> Update from 8.1.02+
     >>> Update from 8.1.01+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

This is an essential update if you use 8.1.02 or 8.1.03. The server had send too many frames to a client at once sometimes. Total of 15 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

rrControl speedup
Getting the first job list is 7 times faster.

8.1.03

30.07.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.02+
     >>> Update from 8.1.01+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 52 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Linux+Osx Mount (support contract only)
The client is able to mount smb fileserver shares.

Job Limit
The rrConfig setting for "Delete finished jobs if there are more than X" was increased to 100 000 jobs.

OSX/Linux Starter
The starter tool was changed. If your apps do not start, please execute RR/bin/.../rrSetExeRights to fix the file rights.

Arnold static.ass file
You can add a static .ass file to an .ass render with the rrSubmitter commandline flag -CustomStaticAss "mystaticfile.ass".

Maya 2017 vray 3.52
Render Setup Layers with VRay 3.52+ are supported.

Cloud - Multiple Regions (support contract only)
You can use multiple regions for cloud rendering.

Cloud - Azure Batch support (support contract only)
Azure Batch with Autodesk Maya and Arnold license (alpha) supported.


8.1.02

08.07.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.01+
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 48 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Autodesk VRed
Autodesk VRed is supported.

Maya OS conversion
We have implemented a new OS path conversion into the Maya render script.
It works for reference models as well.
(Requires a change/re-save of the OS list in rrConfig)

+10 Client groups
You can create 30 client groups.

8.1.01

04.06.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.1.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 54 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Excel graph examples exports (support contract only)
There are two example scripts to export client or job data from the RR stat files.
Execute them with rrPythonconsole.

Segment progress
The background of the status message of the client in rrControl shows the progress of the current render segment.

GPU information
Render Log: Show max GPU usage and GPU usage at abort
Stats files: add GPU usage to _rrClientStats_day_data
rrClientWatch: Show GPU usage, GPU memory, GPU temperature

Average Frame time
There is a new function to calculate the average frame time based on finished client segments only.
The old function calculates the frame time based on all frames found which includes frames being rendered and is therefore not accurate.
The rrControl table shows both for now as "new~old"

rrNews RSS Feed
Open the rrNews RSS Feed via rrControl menu "help"

Maya 2017 Render Setup
The old Maya plugin does not support the new render setup overrides.
Please unload the old Maya2009+ plugin and load the new Maya2017+ plugin in Maya.

Stats image: max memory
The stats image of each job in rrControl shows the maximum memory usage now (instead of the average memory usage before).

Cineam4D: support different frame ranges per take
Requires to reinstall the C4D plugin

New Rhino submission (support contract only)
There is a new Rhino submission plugin

8.1.00

17.04.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.04+
     >>> Update from 8.0.03+
     >>> Update from 8.0.02+
     >>> Update from 8.0.01+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 64 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Job data change
Tiled render: Up to 30 slices
More render channels (AOVs): Up to 100, Limit is 10000 chars for all 100 channels.
Fix truncation of long image path/channel by some scene parsers

rrControl: Faster job update
rrControl does only request changed jobs.

Local scene copy settings (Disney/Marvel requirement)
You can now specify the number of days a local scene is kept.
And the client logs all files copied/deleted.

New render script for Cinema4D (support contract required)
- Support for Keep Scene Open
- Tiling without multiple scenes
- Change Camera without multiple scenes
- Ability to override image resolution

Re-Execute jobs (support contract required)
Create new jobs that re-execute itself if finished after x hours.
Job can be used to collect some data every day/week or sync files every hour.

nodeJS plugin finished (support contract required)
Support now all functions and classes (as the python plugin).
(Dynamic website in development).

AllExecuteFirst.cfg
A new config file in \render_apps\_prepost_scripts\ to sepcify the setenv files executed before pre-/post-/finished-scripts.

.ini file changes
backup copies on each save, log function to reproduce when a save was done, rrClients.ini size reduced.

8.0.04

02.03.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.03+
     >>> Update from 8.0.02+
     >>> Update from 8.0.01+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 67 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixes.html.

Linux: apply systems umask for "other" rights
The systems umask for the "other" rights have not been applied before

Redshift: Windows: support node-locked licenses
RR uses the license file which you have installed into the local redshift folder.

Redshift 2.0.85 support
Redshift 2.0.85 requires a environment change which has been applied

Afx, Nuke: GPU settings
Job thread GPU restrictions are applied.

Submitter console:
New flags -SendRendererOnly and -SendChannelOnly

Cinema4D submission
- The plugin does not ask for scene save if there was no change
- Multipass tiles are assmbled
- Right Rgb/Rgba multipass name choosen


8.0.03

26.01.17
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.02+
     >>> Update from 8.0.01+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 59 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

Sequence check: .exr loader fix
The Sequence checker was not able to delete some types of broken .exr files.

Shotgun Python fix
Some windows machines have not been able to execute the shotgun scripts as they did not found the SSL libraries.
Control: Reassign on clear error
If clients had been rendering on a job and had been deassigned from it, then the commands Clear Error and Reset ask you if the clients should be re-assigned again.

Maya Redshift watermark mode
By default, RR will now abort if there is no Redshift license.
To render with matermarks, change the renderer to watermark. This will never use any license. (Same as the Arnold watermark mode)

.ifd.sc and .ass.gz file support for Sequence Checker
The post-script Sequence Checker is now able to detect completed .ifd.sc and .ass.gz files

Fusion 8
The Fusion submitter start plugin is working again.


8.0.02

23.12.16
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.01+
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta3+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta2+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 39 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

New Render App: Redshift Standalone
Redshfit .rs archive files can be rendered now.

New Render App: Toon Boom Harmony
A new render config as well as a scene parser for Toon Boom Harmony files.

New Render App: Nokia OZO
A new render config as well as a scene parser for Nokia OZO files.

Houdini Redshift
There have been multiple bug fixes and impreovements for Redshift in Houdini.

Modo changes
RR uses the new versioning of Modo. (10.01 instead of the old 1001)
OSX: If you search for render apps of a client, the client chooses the commandline version of Modo as only choice.

3dsmax: Keep Render region setting
RR keeps the render region settings that you have saved with your scene file.

Tiled frames: 3dsmax with VRay Stereoscopic Helper
Images rendered with the VRay Stereoscopic Helper can now be tiled. Please see help files.

Sequence Checker: incomplete exr
rrSequenceCheck will delete .exr files if the lib states that the file is not complete.
Old RR version: The files was deleted if it was not able to be loaded. The other check was not used as renderman did not write complete exr files.


8.0.01

06.12.16
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.00+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta3+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta2+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 35 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

IMPORTANT: _inhouse renamed to __inhouse
If you had custom _inhouse files (render_apps\_config\ or render_apps\_setenv\), please rename them to __inhouse after the update.
(two underscores instead of one)

IMPORTANT: Maya/Houdini: Farm wide VRay and Arnold installation folders
If you are using farm-wide installation of Arnold or VRay, then you might have to change the source folder.
An additional underscore was added before the renderer version. Check for the right path: Let a client get a job and check the render log for "XXX source path is".


8.0.00

22.11.16
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta3+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta2+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Note: These changes are between beta3 and the final release. For a list of changes between RR 7 and RR 8, please see this help page: Informations about RR 8 Total of 64 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

All-OS rrEnv files
Setenv files have been replaced/extended by all-OS rrEnv files. They can be disabled via rrConfig if you want to keep your current setenv configuration only.
Please see www.royalrender.de/help8/index.html?Whatyouhavetochange.html

OpenExr "Complete" flag
RR has re-enabled an openEXR function that confirms if a .exr file was completed. If not, it is renamed as broken.

In-House help page
Each rrApp has a help link to an "in-house" help page. A page that you can edit with our own information.

rrServer: new "check frames" timer
The timer that is responsible that job output frames are counted was changed.

Houdini Redshift
Redshift for Houdini is now supported.

Innobright Altus support
The app Innobright Altus is now supported.

Autopano Video support
The app Autopano Video is now supported.

Cinema 4D .ass export
Arnold .ass files can be exported via RR.


8.0.beta3

12.10.16
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta2+
     >>> Update from 8.0.beta1+
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+

Total of 91 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

OSX system
rrWorkstationInstaller creates symlinks in /Application, your apps are cached locally on execution, rrWorkstationInstaller allows shutdown commands for non-root.

Cloud rendering on Azure
A new rrCloudManager application is the connection between your RR installation and the Azure cloud. It automatically creates/starts/stops your VMs and is able to create an OpenVPN tunnel.

Custom job icons
A job can contain a setting for a custom icon name for rrControl

rrParseOutput
Parse the output of any commandline to create switches at render time or fill an excel table with information about rrClient macbines.

baCPUInfo
A simple tool to show which features your CPU supports. e.g. to know if you can run the latest Arnold version

baHddSpeedTest
A new test application that can read and/or write files into a specified folder and measures the transfer speed. It can be executed on multiple machines and then started at the same time to test your fileserver and network speed better.

FTrack connection
A new connection to create and update render job items in FTrack.

Python scene parser
Add your custom scene format to the rrSubmitter. If you load a file, the rrSubmitter calls that scene parser that support this file extension.

Python scripted jobs
A new menu in the rrSubmitter to create jobs with python scripts.

Python data module
A new python data class to read RR files.
- rrServer job statistic files for each user, project and render app. Stats are collected every 15 minutes.
- rrServer global stats (same as in rrControl tab "Global Info")
- rrClient stats with CPU usage, memory usage, current job, ...
- Client group list
- Frame stats, same data as in the "frames rendered" table in rrControl.
- per Project - per Layer rendertime stats.

rrSubmitter console python support
The rrSubmitter console supports python as well.

NodeJs library
A new NodeJS library as proof on concept. It will be extended on request.


7.0.38

21.09.16
Windows, Linux, OSX:
     >>> Installer
     >>> Update from 7.0.30+
     >>> Update from 7.0.20+
     >>> Update from 7.0.10+
     >>> Update from 7.0.00+
     >>> Update from 6.02.00+

Total of 16 changes
To view all changes, please take a look at the fixes list http://www.royalrender.de/fixeslist.htm.

Cinem4D submission
Please reinstall the submisison plugin via rrWorkstationInstaller.

  Information:
Royal Render version 6.x is discontinued
Information:
RR 6.x is discontinued
The first version 6.0 was developed end of 2009.
The last version 6.02.51 was released 2014.