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Is there a way I can look up an error log?
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So we ran a rendering for what ended up being 150 hours and came across a massive glitch or bug, I'm not sure what happened at all. It was a single task 1500 pass rendering so it shouldn't have taken…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Uno Mar 6.

Render Farmer: Pass Tracker
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 I'm not sure if this is a viable option, but I've noticed there is no way to track the progress a rendering through Render Farmer can be done aside from tracking the amount of tasks completed. This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Uno Mar 1.

nXtRender Farm Questions
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Hey everyone,  New to this forum, but I had a couple of questions regarding the nXtRender Farm that I haven't really seen answered on the forums.To start I have a file that has been active in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Uno Feb 9.

 

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Andrew Uno replied to Andrew Uno's discussion Is there a way I can look up an error log?
"Hmm, I figured a log wouldn't help much I just wanted a way to verify the problem that arose was not due to human error.  At this junction in time we're going to to be running the same rendering again using the accurender and the farm…"
Mar 6
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Andrew Uno's discussion Is there a way I can look up an error log?
"Logging probably wouldn't help here (even if it existed).  This is the sort of situation where the software likely will not realize it has a problem-- but just go on crunching merrily away.   You can pursue this the normal way, start…"
Mar 3
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Is there a way I can look up an error log?

So we ran a rendering for what ended up being 150 hours and came across a massive glitch or bug, I'm not sure what happened at all. It was a single task 1500 pass rendering so it shouldn't have taken nearly that long to begin with. So I grew suspicious there was an issue, upon completion I checked the image out and somehow even though multiple tests were run and the rendering showed fine in the nXt render a material bled throughout the entirety of the rendered image at approximately 6 feet up…See More
Mar 3
Andrew Uno replied to Andrew Uno's discussion Render Farmer: Pass Tracker
"That sounds phenomenal, I look forward to this upcoming system. "
Mar 1
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Andrew Uno's discussion Render Farmer: Pass Tracker
"Thanks for this.  I'm pretty unlikely to make any changes to the current farm however I am very sensitive to these suggestions.  The new stuff I'm working on is all time constrained.  For example, you ask it to render for…"
Feb 28
Andrew Uno posted a discussion

Render Farmer: Pass Tracker

 I'm not sure if this is a viable option, but I've noticed there is no way to track the progress a rendering through Render Farmer can be done aside from tracking the amount of tasks completed. This is fine to some for the most part however I still really have no way of giving an estimation on completion time outside the realm of a time based upon averaged time it took to complete some of the initial pre-farm passes (which of course is wildly inaccurate).  I only bring this up as I've been…See More
Feb 28
Andrew Uno replied to Andrew Uno's discussion nXtRender Farm Questions
"That was very helpful and I was better able to communicate with my fellow co-workers and management how things are operating. We are currently in a transition to fiber optic and with this information I have additional information for my proposal of…"
Feb 9
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Andrew Uno's discussion nXtRender Farm Questions
"Yep, that's about it.  The individual "farmers" need to be running on each participating machine.  They all watch a common "Farm Folder" which needs to be read/write accessible to everyone.  They'll latch…"
Feb 8
Andrew Uno replied to Andrew Uno's discussion nXtRender Farm Questions
"Thank you for your fast response Roy. My co-workers and I all have nXt Render farm on our systems; correct me if I am wrong but if render farm as a program works as an in-house render farm it is acting as conduit if you will for our systems to work…"
Feb 8
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Andrew Uno's discussion nXtRender Farm Questions
"The nXt Render farm is a simple, in house, render farm-- NOT an online one.  If you haven't set up any machines to access the files it will remain there forever. The nXtModel is a binary dump of what the file looks like in memory.…"
Feb 8
Andrew Uno posted a discussion

nXtRender Farm Questions

Hey everyone,  New to this forum, but I had a couple of questions regarding the nXtRender Farm that I haven't really seen answered on the forums.To start I have a file that has been active in the farm for around 16 hours now and it's size is minimal the base dwg is only 25.4 MB and the complexity is rather limited, I'm unfamiliar with the potential cons of online render farms this is the first time in my career I've not had access to an in-house render farm.Is this a queue time thing? A failure…See More
Feb 8

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Ian Stevenson's discussion Rendering in greyscale only
"Here's some of the original documentation:  Assigning Materials to ACA Components nXtRender materials are just AutoCAD materials with some additional data attached to them. If you use AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) you can attach an…"
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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Ian Stevenson's discussion Rendering in greyscale only
"Make sure ENABLEPROGRESSIVEUPDATE is 0 (it should be).   The big one is to make sure you are assigning materials to ACA components.  There used to be some nice documentation on this but it appears to be gone-- I'll see if I can drum…"
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Ian Stevenson posted a discussion

Rendering in greyscale only

I have downloaded a 30 day trial of Accurender as I wish to get back in to it after a 'render break'. Is there a restriction on the 30 day trial as objects drawn in Architecture appear to have the materials mapped when in model space but only render in greyscale.Other 3D objects such as 3D solids render. Is there a setting that I am missing or is this disabled in the trial version.Thanks in anticipation of a response.See More
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Daniel Hargreaves replied to Daniel Hargreaves's discussion coMotion 2.0 014
"Can you post a small DWG file, with one object, path & target that causes the crash. "
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Alfons Akamp replied to Daniel Hargreaves's discussion coMotion 2.0 014
"Hi DanielI am working under Win7 64 bit and currently have the Opendcl version 8.1.3.1. Hallo DanielIch arbeite unter Win7 64 Bit und habe zur Zeit die Opendcl Version 8.1.3.1."
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Daniel Hargreaves replied to Daniel Hargreaves's discussion coMotion 2.0 014
"I couldn't get the error to repeat. When you first launch AutoCAD, type OPENDCL at the command prompt and tell me which version you have."
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mike makki replied to Jelena's discussion i do like the easy way with nxt
"sorry Jelena they don't do here spot the difference competition...:)"
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