I am Alex and the TD of Eve-Images. We just recently switched to Deadline and we are verry happy with it. We use 3DsMax and Corona as our main tools to create our content with. I already wrote our own farm submission tool for tiles and corona and so on… everything is fine so far.
everything? well, there are still a couple issues that would sound easy to fix first but at least I could not really find a solution for some of them so far. I hope some of you could help.
The first one I would like to adress here:
we have a couple of more powerful blades and every job should try to utilize these machines first. of course, if they are in use the other blades should work on the jobs as well, but I want to prioritize these so called powerblades. So I tried putting them into the pool powerblades and the normal renderblades are there second group. So it’s like this:
powerblades: powerblades, renderblades, workstations
renderblades: renderblades, powerblades, workstations
workstations: workstations, renderblades, powerblades
but still, If a job gets submitted it is totally random which blades will start working on it. So, how can I change that behavior? I also do not want to blacklist all the other blades as they should still be used at some point…
sorry for my bad english