I’m pretty new to deadline,
I’m evaluating setting up a renderfarm with Fusion + Nuke workstations and a Shotgrid account .
So far I can submit Fusion comps to deadline and I get rendered files,
and I can connect to SG using the pipeline tool button of the fusion submitter with no error.
But I can’t get deadline creating the shotgun_h264 and shotgun_filmstrip files.
when exploring the job report I can guess something is wrong about the file name parsing:
replying to myself… looks like a python version mismatch
I did trash and reinstall everything (repo, client, submitters…)
rendering still works, connection to sg works
but Draft does not render sg_movies or filmstrips.
Now the error looks different: python 3.7 is missing
STDOUT: /Applications/Thinkbox/Deadline10/Resources/python3/python: line 5: /Applications/Thinkbox/Deadline10/Resources/python3/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/Resources/Python.app/Contents/MacOS/Python: No such file or directory
which is true, Python.framework/Versions/ contains only a python 3.10 directory, no more 3.7
but a few lines earlier I can see
INFO: Setting Process Environment Variable PYTHONPATH to[...]/Applications/Thinkbox/Deadline10/Resources/python3/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python3.10
so the current python version 3.10 is detected…
also this line -which seems to launch the actual movie creation- looks correct:
and now when submitting from fusion I’m back to the previous error:
STDOUT: RuntimeError: Magick: UnableToOpenBlob `/Volumes/SnowKitty/Fusion/out/comp_????0000.jpg': No such file or directory @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2960
This looks to me like a bug in the Fusion submitter ?
good news is when I try rendering from nuke with the same params it works, I get a shotgun_h264 and a shotgun_filmstrip created.
In the meantime I was poking around the DraftParamParse.py code to make it works with the “???” padding generated by the Fusion submitter but your solution is much simpler and cleaner.
I have a few more questions:
I can’t get the movie uploaded to shotgun. The version is created on sg (so I guess the auth works), the movie is created locally but then the movie is not uploaded, nor the filmstrip or thumbnail. And I can’t find anything about that in the job reports or which script is involved in the process.
could you confirm that the shell script Deadline10/Resources/python3/python can be tweaked to work with python 3.10 without further issues ? or is it safer to revert to an older Deadline with python 3.7 ?
And last question:
what should I modify to make the Fusion version a sticky setting in the Fusion submitter ? it always reverts to Fu 5 which is 20 years old…
If you look in the job reports, there should be entries where the plugin is ‘Shotgun’, those should include details on why the movie is or isn’t getting uploaded. If there’s nothing from Shotgun, then make sure the event plugin is enabled in the Monitor under Tools → Configure Events → Shotgun.
I’d change 3.7 to Current instead, as we make a symlink to point Current to the 3.10 folder as a part of install on MacOS.
Is this in the integrated submitter (the one in fusion not the Monitor)? Looks like we query Fusion for its version number so that should be working. If it’s the Monitor submitter it should be retaining whatever’s set from the last submission.