Ranchhand: A smarter wrangling tool

Ranchhand is a wrangling tool I developed for Clemson University's Digital Production Arts department's in-house rendering queue CheesyQ. The original wrangling tool was all command-line based and very difficult to use for artists. Ranchhand was developed as a GUI version that would wrap parts of the original wrangling tool with elements of the CheesyQ viewer, so artists could more easily see the status of their work as it works through the CheesyQ.

Zachary shore main screen

Main viewport

Zachary shore examining a qtask

Examining a wrangling task

Zachary shore viewing metadata with render

Viewing a render with QTask metadata

Zachary shore viewing a log

Viewing the log for a QTask