So here's an interesting problem we've been facing at our studio... We have a 6 machine render farm with 3 Boxx systems and 3 custom blades. All software is running the same versions, directories are all pointed at our NAS to the best of my knowledge.
I'm currently rendering out an animation and have a couple different sets of environments I'm running through. My first run went fine with the full farm on it, but every scene since it appears as though the custom blades are rendering a different seed for the distribution of items. I've double and triple checked to make sure it isn't a texture issue and made sure all systems are running the same version, but I'm at a loss as to why this could be happening. The Boxx systems all seem to work fine, and prior to Friday this hadn't been an issue.
The interesting part is when I switch the FP objects to item mode the issue disappears, which is why I'm convinced the blades are rendering a different seed value.
I believe we're running Forest Pack Pro 6.1.1, Max 2019, and VRay 4.30.1. Anybody have any advice on how to fix this without essentially baking the placement of all FP items?