Compressor 4 - Using Apple Qmaster

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Using Apple Qmaster

The Apple Qmaster application is the application that you use to submit distributed
processing jobs from digital visual effects software packages such as Shake, Autodesk
Maya, and any UNIX command-line program.

You can use any of the following workflows in Apple Qmaster:

• For Shake processing batches, you can drag Shake files into the Apple Qmaster window.

A default script for submitting the jobs is automatically created. In Apple Qmaster, you
can then specify certain details, such as which cluster to use, and make adjustments
to certain settings.

• For Maya batches, there is also a special interface within Apple Qmaster for submitting

and customizing Maya jobs.

• You can use the Generic Render command in Apple Qmaster for the distributed

processing of projects from other frame-based rendering applications (such as After
Effects and LightWave).

For complete information about the Apple Qmaster application, see the Apple Qmaster
User Manual

To open Apple Qmaster


In Compressor, choose Apple Qmaster > Create Rendering Jobs.

The Apple Qmaster window appears.


Chapter 29

Apple Qmaster and Distributed Processing