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MoStu

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Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« on: December 17, 2013, 11:38:10 PM »
Hi there,
Running into the dreaded dropped DR bucket issue...
I understand the issues with missing maps and configuring paths but we can't even get geometry to miss maps on!
Been digging through the forums and followed various pieces of advice but to no avail.
Brief description of our set up:
- all machines 64 bit, win 7
- VRay 2.4
- Max 2014
- PSD Manager 3
- ForestPack Pro 4.1.5

Thank you for your help and any advice!
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 10:21:17 AM by MoStu »

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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:41:20 AM »
If the geomety is not rendered at all, probably the plugin is not loaded in the render nodes.

Please, try reinstalling Forest in the slaves, but be sure VRaySpawner and Max are stopped.
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MoStu

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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 10:24:45 AM »
Thank you for the reply. Forest was uninstalled and reinstalled yesterday as part of our troubleshooting. Was also sure to stop all Max/spawner processes prior to install.

In thinking about it is it possible it could be a firewall issue?
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 10:27:28 AM by MoStu »

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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 10:46:22 AM »
Not really, firewall should not be not a problem. Forest doesn't use any connection from the render nodes.

Can you run Max in a render node interactively ? Just to be sure it can load Forest properly, and it is a specific problem of DR...
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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 08:41:54 PM »
Got a chance to run individual tests on all node machines. Everything rendered fine locally. FYI, I added some plants for these node tests that weren't included in the original posting. Thanks

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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 09:22:59 AM »
Please check if render nodes are using the same user for DR than locally. A typical issue is that VRay spawner runs as a service, using a different windows account and permissions.
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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 05:55:44 PM »
The render nodes use the same user account for both DR and local use.
I'm sorry, I don't know why these things can't see each other.
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Re: Dropped DR Buckets - Missing Geometry
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »
Please, try rendering the attached scene using DR.
It must generate a log file at c:\forestDebug.log, for each render node. Tell me what is the result of the render, and if the log files are created.

Thanks,
Carlos Quintero
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