After Effects failed multicore render on one machine

Hey all!

Just as a disclaimer - I’m totally green with deadline. I’ve been stuck on this error for couple of days now and would really appreciate your help!

I want to render heavier AE projects on multiple cores on one machine that I have.

Deadline renders the tasks but some have errors and get queued again, it trys to redo them and this goes on an on. Also the whole process is quite slow, I think I’d be faster running two copies of AE and rendering this way.

What am I doing wrong, and what’s causing the errors?

Here is the log:

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Error

*** Error: InitializeWindowsML failed ***
at Deadline.Plugins.PluginWrapper.RenderTasks(String taskId, Int32 startFrame, Int32 endFrame, String& outMessage, AbortLevel& abortLevel)

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Type

RenderPluginException

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Stack Trace

at Deadline.Plugins.SandboxedPlugin.d(DeadlineMessage bay)
at Deadline.Plugins.SandboxedPlugin.RenderTask(String taskId, Int32 startFrame, Int32 endFrame)
at Deadline.Slaves.SlaveRenderThread.c(TaskLogWriter adv)

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Log

2020-02-14 12:35:03: 1: Loading Job’s Plugin timeout is Disabled
2020-02-14 12:35:09: 1: Executing plugin command of type ‘Sync Files for Job’
2020-02-14 12:35:09: 1: Start Job timeout is disabled.
2020-02-14 12:35:09: 1: Task timeout is disabled.
2020-02-14 12:35:09: 1: Loaded job: test_02.aep - Comp 1 (5e4685beea581f617c14f304)
2020-02-14 12:35:09: 1: Plugin rendering frame(s): 50-99
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: All job files are already synchronized
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Plugin AfterEffects was already synchronized.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Done executing plugin command of type ‘Sync Files for Job’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Executing plugin command of type ‘Initialize Plugin’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Executing plugin script ‘C:\Users\Mindaugas\AppData\Local\Thinkbox\Deadline10\slave\Mindes-PC\plugins\5e4685beea581f617c14f304\AfterEffects.py’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Fail Without Finished Message set to: False
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Fail on Existing After Effects process: False
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: About: After Effects Plugin for Deadline
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Render Job As User disabled, running as current user ‘Mindaugas’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: The job’s environment will be merged with the current environment before rendering
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Done executing plugin command of type ‘Initialize Plugin’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Executing plugin command of type ‘Start Job’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: DEBUG: S3BackedCache Client is not installed.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Executing global asset transfer preload script ‘C:\Users\Mindaugas\AppData\Local\Thinkbox\Deadline10\slave\Mindes-PC\plugins\5e4685beea581f617c14f304\GlobalAssetTransferPreLoad.py’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Looking for legacy (pre-10.0.26) AWS Portal File Transfer…
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Looking for legacy (pre-10.0.26) File Transfer controller in C:/Program Files/Thinkbox/S3BackedCache/bin/task.py…
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Could not find legacy (pre-10.0.26) AWS Portal File Transfer.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Legacy (pre-10.0.26) AWS Portal File Transfer is not installed on the system.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Done executing plugin command of type ‘Start Job’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Executing plugin command of type ‘Render Task’
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Attempting to create “C:\Users\Mindaugas\Documents\ae_render_only_node.txt” to force After Effects to run in Render Engine mode
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Stdout Redirection Enabled: True
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Stdout Handling Enabled: True
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Popup Handling Enabled: True
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: QT Popup Handling Enabled: False
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: WindowsForms10.Window.8.app.* Popup Handling Enabled: False
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Using Process Tree: True
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Hiding DOS Window: True
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Creating New Console: False
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Running as user: Mindaugas
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Executable: “C:\Program Files\Adobe After Effects 2020\Support Files\aerender.exe”
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Argument: -project “C:\Users\Mindaugas\Desktop\Render_Tests\test_02.aep” -comp “Comp 1” -s 50 -e 99 -mp -v ERRORS_AND_PROGRESS -close DO_NOT_SAVE_CHANGES -sound OFF
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Full Command: “C:\Program Files\Adobe After Effects 2020\Support Files\aerender.exe” -project “C:\Users\Mindaugas\Desktop\Render_Tests\test_02.aep” -comp “Comp 1” -s 50 -e 99 -mp -v ERRORS_AND_PROGRESS -close DO_NOT_SAVE_CHANGES -sound OFF
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Startup Directory: “C:\Program Files\Adobe After Effects 2020\Support Files”
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Process Priority: BelowNormal
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Process Affinity: default
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Process is now running
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Submitted from After Effects version: 17.0.2x26
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: aerender version 17.0.2x26
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: Using DXGI: Device: “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti” has dedicated video RAM (MB): 3029
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: InitializeFileLogging failed
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: name : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: VendorId : 4318
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: DeviceId : 4106
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: SubSysId : 320084442
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: Revision : 161
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: DedicatedVideoMemory : 3176136704
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: DedicatedSystemMemory : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: SharedSystemMemory : 17141514240
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: MemoryBudget : 2699716198
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: AdapterLuid.LowPart : 50122
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: AdapterLuid.HighPart : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: Flags : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: DoublePrecisionFloatShaderOps : yes
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: ConservativeRasterizationTier : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: CrossNodeSharingTier : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: ResourceBindingTier : 2
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: ResourceHeapTier : 1
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: TiledResourcesTier : 1
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: NodeIndex : 0
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: TileBasedRenderer : no
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: UMA : no
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: CacheCoherentUMA : no
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x00009100
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x00009200
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x00009300
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000a000
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000a100
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000b000
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000b100
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000c000
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: feature level : 0x0000c100
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: MaxSupportedFeatureLevel : 0x0000b000
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: HighestShaderModel : 0x60
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: WaveOps : yes
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: WaveLaneCountMin : 32
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: WaveLaneCountMax : 32
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: TotalLaneCount : 2880
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: ExpandedComputeResourceStates : yes
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: Int64ShaderOps : yes
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: RootSignature.HighestVersion : 0x2
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: *** GPU Warning: GPU3 failed (previous) sanity test ***
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Checking for file “C:\Users\Mindaugas\Documents\ae_render_only_node.txt”
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: INFO: Attempting to delete “C:\Users\Mindaugas\Documents\ae_render_only_node.txt” to allow After Effects to run in the workstation environment
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: *** Error: InitializeWindowsML failed ***
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: 20-02-14 12:35:11 [INF] Prefs [session|0]: 1 preferences items found.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: STDOUT: 20-02-14 12:35:11 [INF] Prefs [client|1]: 3 preferences items found.
2020-02-14 12:35:11: 1: Done executing plugin command of type ‘Render Task’

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Details

Date: 02/14/2020 12:35:13
Frames: 50-99
Elapsed Time: 00:00:00:11
Job Submit Date: 02/14/2020 12:34:22
Job User: mindaugas
Average RAM Usage: 11493195776 (34%)
Peak RAM Usage: 12008124416 (36%)
Average CPU Usage: 56%
Peak CPU Usage: 100%
Used CPU Clocks (x10^6 cycles): 125733
Total CPU Clocks (x10^6 cycles): 224522

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Worker Information

Worker Name: Mindes-PC
Version: v10.1.3.6 Release (871932b26)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Running As Service: No
Machine User: Mindaugas
IP Address: 192.168.1.107
MAC Address: FC:AA:14:20:29:BA
CPU Architecture: x64
CPUs: 8
CPU Usage: 3%
Memory Usage: 9.5 GB / 31.9 GB (29%)
Free Disk Space: 1.037 TB (203.409 GB on C:, 554.299 GB on D:, 197.989 GB on E:, 105.690 GB on G:)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti