If you need to render several scenes using the same contents (assets), you can upload your assets only once on a FTP account. Then, you only need to include in your .vub file, the elements that have changed from one scene to another (for instance, the .blend file).
If you want to benefit from this feature, please contact us. We will create you an FTP account where you can upload your assets. You will receive your credentials by e-mail.
Please, be so kind as waiting our confirmation that your FTP account has been created successfully prior to start rendering.
Eventually, you can zip and unzip the .vub file (with 7-Zip, Winrar, etc.) in order to create an archive file. You will need to rename the extension file into .vub. This is the format recognized by the RANCH.
As soon as the RANCH will unzip your archive, it will detect the UseLocalAssets.txt file and will automatically add the contents of the given FTP folder 'classroom' into the .vub archive file in order to create the complete project.
Warning : if you choose the automatic process, please make sure that your folders' paths in the .blend scene are relative and that they point directly to the correct folder!
Please make sure that all the contents necessary for your project have been uploaded onto the RANCH prior to submit your project. Otherwise, the validation process may create a project without all the contents: this would lead to some issues in the final render.