Render element with vray frame buffer not saved in deadline 8

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Re: Render element with vray frame buffer not saved in deadline 8

Postby Strob » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:46 pm

Ok good to know thanks!

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Re: Render element with vray frame buffer not saved in deadline 8

Postby Strob » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:35 am

Checking the local rendering option doesn't work for me.

In fact I don't know why but suddenly even unchecking the separate folder option doesn't save the element at all anymore....

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Re: Render element with vray frame buffer not saved in deadline 8

Postby Bobo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:14 am

Strob wrote:Checking the local rendering option doesn't work for me.

In fact I don't know why but suddenly even unchecking the separate folder option doesn't save the element at all anymore....


You are supposed to UNcheck the Local Rendering option.

When Local Rendering is checked, the output is first saved to the temp Deadline folder on the Slave. Once the rendering is done, the Slave tries to copy these files to the final destination, multiple times if necessary. This is to avoid writing directly over the network, and failing due to some network congestion (if you have 1000+ nodes trying to save at the same time, it could happen). However, in some edge cases, it appears that the file names saved locally by the renderer do not match the file names the Slave expected to find, so the Slave fails to copy them over. This is usually because VRay inserted additional delimiters, or otherwise modified the file name. It can get even worse when doing Tile/Jigsaw rendering as the file names become even more complex.

With Local Rendering unchecked, the renderer saves straight to the network location specified in the render dialog. So no copying is required, and whatever is defined in the render dialog should end up saved in the final destination folder. In that case, VRay is the one saving the data. It is possible however that the Monitor paths specified by the job do not match what VRay ended up saving, so viewing the output does not work.
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Re: Render element with vray frame buffer not saved in deadline 8

Postby Strob » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 pm

Hi Bobo, thanks for your answer!

I'm sorry I meant "even unchecking it didn't work"...

But now I found a way to make it work: With V-Ray alone I can just copy/paste the same path in both the V-Ray raw image file path and Separate Render Channels path and it will output everything and adjust the naming of each element when just launching the render locally. But with deadline and V-Ray 3.6, it's not working if i enter the same path and filename. I just have to use a different filename for the Render Channels path and it will work!

I think it worked before V-Ray 3.6 though. But I'm currently switching from RPM to Vexus as a pass manager so I have to change some habits too so I'm not sure about that.


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