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Adam Roestenburg
Network rendering failing
on May 4, 2010 at 5:48:27 am

Hello all,

I have set up two slave machines to help render out projects. I have followed the steps and so far have had little luck.

The watch_folder is mapped to a drive with full control permission and the render nodes can see this folder. I set up my render settings and output settings and click 'collect files'

the computer takes some time to place all the associated files in share folder (mapped to drive letter S

and and the end of this task I see the projects appear BRIEFLY on both render nodes in the AE Render engine window. They pop into the cue momentarily and then disappear, and carry on searching the watch folder?

I don't know what is happening to the jobs?
The image sequence certainly isn't being rendered...

anyone had a similar problem.

I have Backburner for Maya working and have successfully managed to submit render jobs to it from Maya. I have downloaded a script to allow the same functionality out of AE (But this hangs)

any help would be swell.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Network rendering failing
on May 4, 2010 at 5:38:12 pm

What does the log say? There should be an HTML log file in the folder that you collected all the items into.

Walter Soyka
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Adam Roestenburg
Re: Network rendering failing
on May 5, 2010 at 1:30:15 am

"No projects have started rendering. Refresh/Reload your browser for current information."

that's all I get. Not a great deal of help I imagine.



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Walter Soyka
Re: Network rendering failing
on May 5, 2010 at 1:24:09 pm

Do you have any items queued in the Render Queue before you Collect Files?

Walter Soyka
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Adam Roestenburg
Re: Network rendering failing
on May 6, 2010 at 3:15:02 am

Yes the job is in the Cue,

On the master machine the render job is Cued and I set up the render settings and output settings, based off the template "multi_machine_render" and specify the watch folder, allocate two slave machines to the task, ensuring that it is an image sequence output.

Then I select, "Collect_files" (it dumps all the relevant files in the shared watch folder (around 6GB)

at this stage the job should start... It does but

The job pops up on the slave machines and then disappears...

I will try running the job locally of one of the slave machines to ensure it is reading/writing files to the "share" folder and that it isn't a permissions issue.



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