Loading frame sequences into other programs

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Did you know you can double click a rendered shot inside of deadline and have it auto load in other programs?

My current available programs are: PD Player, Photoshop and Nuke:

Step 1:

Deadline Monitor > Tools > Options > 

Step 2:

Deadline Monitor > Tools > Options > Monitor Options

Make sure your Completed Task Double-click Behavior is set to View Image

I would also recommend:

  • Rendering Task Double-click Behavior is set to Connect to Slave Log
  • Failed Task Double-click Behavior is set to View Report

Step 3:

Deadline Monitor > Tools > Options > Image Viewers

Settings for PD Player

  • Executable = C:/Program Files/Pdplayer 64/pdplayer64.exe (Path to your PD Player install)
  • Arguments = “{FRAME}”
  • Name = PDPlayer
  • Check on “Viewer Supports Chunked Tasks (Will load the sequence instead of just)

Settings for Photoshop

  • Executable = C:/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC 2018/Photoshop.exe
  • Arguments = “{FRAME}”
  • Name = Photoshop
  • Check OFF “Viewer Supports Chunked Tasks (Photoshop doesn’t support frames sequences)

Settings for Nuke

  • Executable = C:/Program Files/Nuke10.5v1/Nuke10.5.exe
  • Arguments = -v {SEQ#}
  • Name = Nuke
  • Check on “Viewer Supports Chunked Tasks

Mike Oakely

Mike Oakely

Mike Oakley is a seasoned and passionate freelance visual effects artist in Seattle, Wa. He is a true generalist. Animations, material creations, FX, composting, editing, audio are all skills he enjoys working with. In 2013 he won a Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for the episodic "Banshee". His energetic attitude, strong work ethic and creative insight assures projects are completed on time and exceed expectations. He enjoys changing of hats on a project to fill in gaps on a production.