Thinkbox软件公司于9月30日发布7.2版Deadline，新版本包括新的Quick Draft，可以指定输出类型，编解码器，分辨率和帧频；NIM集成在After Effects, Cinema 4D, Hiero, Maya, and Nuke中了；更智能的任务错误处理；等等。以下是官网原文：
New Quick Draft options have been added to most of the job submitters that allow you to easily create movies from your rendered images or perform file conversions, without having to create a Draft template script. Instead, a generic Draft template that ships with Deadline is now used, and it lets you specify settings like Output Type, Codec, Resolution, and Frame Rate.
Support has been added for NIM, which is a pipeline management tool. This includes automatic Render creation, and thumbnail and movie uploading. NIM can be chosen as an integration option in the After Effects, Cinema 4D, Hiero, Maya, and Nuke submitters. Support for other applications will be added when NIM supports them.
GPU affinity can now be set for Slaves, in the same way that CPU affinity can be set. These GPU affinity settings can be used by Deadline’s application plugins to set the GPUs to use for the render if the job’s renderer supports it. Currently, the GPU affinity settings are only used by the Maya and Softimage plugins when the RedShift renderer is being used.
For example, if you have two Slaves running on a machine with 4 GPUs, you could set their affinity so that one Slave uses GPUs 0 and 1, and the other Slave uses GPUs 2 and 3. When these Slaves render RedShift jobs, they will pass the GPUs they want to use to RedShift so that each render only uses 2 GPUs.
An option has been added to the Failure Detection section of the Job Settings in the Repository Options that allows the slave to pick the next available task for a job if the job’s previous task generated an error. This allows the slave to try other tasks for the job after an error instead of repeatedly failing to render the same one. Note that this option is disabled by default.
Support has been added for After Effects CC 2015, Cinema 4D 17, DJV 1.1, Guerilla Render, Houdini 15, Houdini’s HServer, modo 901, Realflow 2015, TVPaint, and VRay for Sketchup.
Draft has been upgraded to version 1.4, and introduces compression and quality settings for images. It also improves robustness, and fixes various bugs.