That's interesting. Might be, that the problem comes from the C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\2022 - 64bit
folder. When Max runs in the interactive mode, it creates a file Plugin.UserSettings.ini
, which contains the path to the Max "plugins" folder (where Forest Pack & RailClone plug-ins are installed). In this way (the Max 2022 path may be different in your case):[Directories]
Additional MAX plug-ins=C:\3dsmax2022_64\3ds Max 2022\PlugIns\
It seems when Max is launched in some other way, this file is not created, and plugins stored in the path are not loaded.
How to fix it:
- Delete the folder C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\2022 - 64bit from render node, where %USERNAME% is the Windows user which runs the job.
- Launch at least one render.
- When 3ds Max is launched, it should create the folder mentioned above. If it doesn't exist, please double-check that the %USERNAME% name is correct.
- Once you check that folder exists, copy the file Plugin.UserSettings.ini from one of your workstations.
I hope that helps. Also, you might try the old license checking mode - you need to edit the ForestPackPro.ini
file on each workstation (at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\2022 - 64bit\ENU\en-US\plugcfg). Change altNetRenderCheck=1
to detect Network rendering using GetQuietMode(). When this is activated, it should work using the old system, even in Force Workstation mode.
Thanks in advance for any further comments on this issue you can share about it with us / our user community (in case some user(s) will run into similar troubles).