3dsMax 2015 and mentalray soft shadows


I’m having a problem in rendering correctly images with 3dsMax 2015 and mentalray. A quick search around the forums highlighted the same problem but no solution (op didn’t reply to a question from support).

I’m submitting tasks through 3ds Cmd (the normal submitter gives other errors that would require my IT department to rearrange things on network shares and it’s not going to happen), and everything is submitted correctly except the Soft Shadows setting. Any kind of scene I submit turns off soft shadows. All slaves have this problem.

3dsMax 2015 is SP4 and Deadline is

I’ve attached a scene for testing purposes.

SoftShadowTest.zip (34.8 KB)


Bumping for help…can support at least hint at something?