The cloud tab in 3Delight Display' sidebar is a general monitoring tool of your ongoing cloud renderings. It monitors not only the rendering as it happens in 3Delight Display's image view, but any cloud rendering happening under your account – such as renderings launched using the command lines and renderings launched using other applications or on another computer at another location.
Cloud activity tab in 3Delight Display
|Indicates the rendering of a sequence of images. Clicking on the arrow will expand it to list all images within the sequence that are at some stages of the rendering process.|
|Identifies the application that was used to lunch the rendering. Currently there are: Maya, Render (Maya Batch), Katana, Katana Batch, renderdl (3Delight's command line). Shown here is the icon for renderdl.|
|Time at which the rendering process was started.|
|This is the meter for the rendering cost; the number of cloud minutes spent so far on the rendering. It is counted as a quantity of 24-core minutes usage. The more cores are used during the rendering, the faster this meter increases (i.e. it will increase 10 times faster at 2400 cores than at 240 cores during rendering). For the first 3 minutes, the quantity is displayed in seconds.|
Note: During the syncing, minutes are not counted, nor charged.
During rendering, it indicates in the number of cores used. This value typically fluctuates during the course of the rendering. As it fluctuates over time, it affects the rate of increase of the 24-CORE MINUTES meter.
Once the rendering is finished (successfully or not), it indicates the average (time weighted) number of cores that were used over the course of the rendering.
Indicates the status of the process — such as Syncing, Starting, Rendering, Completed, Waiting, Aborted, etc. The list of reported statuses is described in detail here.
|This icon will be shown while hovering a rendering process on the list. Click to cancel that rendering process.|
* When a rendering process is finished (successfully or not), it remains in the list in a subdued shade for one hour.
At the bottom of the Cloud tab, a summary of the user's account information is presented.
|Shows the minutes credits available in the account.|
Shows recent usage in minutes. Today is from midnight until now. Yesterday is the full 24 hours of the previous day. One week is the previous 7 x 24 hours from now*.
* This one week usage differs from the "1 week" cumulative usage presented online in the user account overview. In the later, it does not include today's usage, but the previous 7 integral days.
|Four convenience links to the user's online account at the following pages: Account Overview, Detailed Transactions (payments and renders), Purchase Credits, Account Settings.|