At the moment seems like, contrary to Maya, Houdini needs to load the scene all over again for every task in a job. That leads to a huge waste of time and has a big impact on overall render times.
Is there an option in Deadline to keep the Houdini scene open so after loading it once it keeps it open and just keeps rendering after that?
From what I saw royalrender seems to support that but after investing so much time and $$$ into Deadline and getting too used to it… I would love to stay in the Deadline universe as well. But this has such a huge impact that if not possible will have to get me to thinking…
On the 2nd issue, I recently rented an 8 GPU server, connected to my Deadline, and tried using but all renders kept failing as GPU affinity with Houdini and redshift was in a complete mess. WIll test this latest version 10.1.14.5 to see if it is fixed, but in version, before it was a complete mess.
Any help here, please??