Once Burn is installed and licensed, send jobs from your Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing applications to the background processing network. The background processing network refers to all the nodes on the physical network that are used for background processing.
The following procedures provide a general overview for using Burn to do background processing and assumes that the network is configured properly, including the TCP/IP settings.
Submitting Jobs to the Background Processing Network
When the Visual Effects and Finishing application is properly configured for Burn, a Burn button appears in the clip library or in various application modules. Click this button to submit a setup, timeline, or clip as a background processing job. Refer to the application help for details.
The Burn button appears when Burn-related settings are configured in the init.cfg file of Linux applications, or in the Smoke Setup utility of Smoke for Mac OS X. However, this button's appearance does not mean that the background processing network is operational. Always check the status of the network using the Backburner Monitor before submitting jobs to Burn.
Monitoring and Managing Burn Jobs
You can preview results for Burn jobs by viewing the _Burn_ library in the clip library of an Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing application. As you are previewing your result, the clip may appear semi-rendered. Frames are not processed sequentially, so it is important to wait until the processing tasks are finished and the clip is completely processed.
The Background I/O window in your Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing application. See your application help.
The browser-based Backburner Monitor. See the latest Autodesk Backburner User Guide for details.
The Windows-based Backburner Monitor application. See the latest Autodesk Backburner User Guide for details.
The browser-based Backburner Monitor included in Autodesk WiretapCentral. See the WiretapCentral chapter in your application help for details.
To preview a Burn result:
Open the clip library. See your application help.
Open the _Burn_ library. Submitted Burn Jobs appear with a name that identifies the machine, the date and time of the job, as well as the job type. Jobs that require a render node equipped with a GPU contain the string “gpu” in their name. The _input reel contains jobs and source clips that are sent as input to Burn for processing over the network. The _output reel indicates the rendered result that is copied back to the Linux workstation. A clip labelled PENDING RENDER indicates that the clip is being rendered by Burn.
To refresh the view of the rendered result, press the F hot key.