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Tomas

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Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:52:14 AM »
Hallo,
I didn't have much time to investigate the problem yet, I am going to test it my tonight. But I would appreciate any advice where I should start to find a problem. Nothing urgent.
Anyway, I have updated my FP from 5.xx to 6.xx newest, network license, vray 3.6x

Main computer render open, edit and render FP scene well.
Second computer,also installed as network licence open, edit and render FP scene well
Third computer installed just as render node - don't know if it open FP scene yet, not tested...

all 3 computer work nicely in Vray DR without FP.
but, when I add FP object (standard FP grass for example), no one of DR node render FP object. They do DR render, but without FP object. I have made for it just easy scene with plane and FP standard grass.
I had some issues on start with firewall but it should be ok now, anyway for sure I have also turned off all firewalls but is still the same.
I don't know where I should start to investigate my problem. Any help? It seems to be something with licence....but I surely know that the main and second computer know to share licence, because they open and edit scene well.
btw, before update (version 5.xxx) worked in DR with FP without problem....

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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 10:04:03 AM »
Do You have library assets installed/shared in all computers?

First thing to try is to make a scene of plane and teapot and scatter teapot on that plane.  Create slow bruteforce rendering settings so all computers can join in rendering on time.
This way You will find out if ForestPack is working across Your network. If it renders teapots with all nodes then Your assets are not installed/shared correctly.

Many tips can be found in this topic with few links going further which are useful to troubleshoot distributed rendering issues.

Hope this helps. If You still need help after reading mentioned posts please share what You did and what (is)/(is not) working for You.
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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 01:37:23 AM »
My computers are:
Main computer - network licence, used as main computer
Second computer - network licence, used as DR machine
Third computer - only node licence, used as DR machine


Thanks for a tip.
So, I have did basic scene: plane and teapot that is scattered by forest pack over the plane. When I render this scene, all DR machines work great and render the FP geometry.

Then I have replaced the teapot by standard forest pack grass from library. Bud this time, all DR machines render NO FP geometry. All DR nodes loaded scene and did render in second because they rendered just the plane surface.
When I open the same scene on the Second computer, scene opens, load FP grass in the viewport, I can edit it because network licecence. If I render this scene on Second computer, all works great, it render FP geometry.
When I open the same scene on the Third computer, scene opens, load FP grass in the viewport, I can't edit it because there is no network licecence, only node. If I render this scene on Third computer, nothing works, it render NO FP geometry.

Hmmm...I do not understand it.


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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 03:00:07 PM »
What about assets files? Did You install them on all computers using update manager? That is probably missing in Your 2nd and 3rd PCs.
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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 04:00:15 PM »
Yes, all DR machines installed all packages from shared network folder. I did double check now by View in Update manager and all is there on all machines.

When I press Transfer missing assets in DR setting, all is rendering right. But this is probably not much efficient way?...not much happy of this way...
So, It has to be something in paths, not in licence.
I am just reading next thread with similar problem so I will try some tips from that thread and I will see. I am happy it is not urgent problem for me.

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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 04:47:09 PM »
This post should be relevant in Your case.
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Re: Vray DR - not rendered FP objects
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 05:19:25 PM »
hm, I am definitely solving a problem with paths in DR I already know. It is nothing about FP.  I tried to load any texture from FP grass to box object and render just this texture and DR machines does not render it
Let go home and try few other tests.