I am sorry to hear about the issues. This is not a known issue.
Could you reproduce it on another scene or is it just this one? If You Could, please send
us minimal scene to check it.
I would suggest you follow our Distributed Rendering issues
(applicable for network rendering with backburner too) post to identify where the problem might be in your case. Basically, there are two common causes for similar issues: the plug-in is not properly installed on all render nodes, or there are missing textures/proxies.
Feel free to find below some more tips that could help with DR issues:
- Please double check that you did install on all your render nodes the same release of the ForestPack / RailClone plug-in. When installing our plug-in, please double check you are not running any 3ds Max or related service during the installation process.
- Check under Asset Tracking window, that you can access all used assets also from all used render nodes.
- Could be, that on some of your render nodes the path to these assets is missing in the 3ds Max configuration Customize - Configure User Paths - External files stored in 3dsmax.ini. The ini file is located by default here:
%localappdata%\Autodesk\3dsMax\2019 - 64bit\ENU
Also, generally, we recommend resolving all references used by our plug-in with the Asset Tracker to absolute UNC paths. It's not necessary, but usually, this way you avoid any texture path issues while using distributed rendering.
Please feel free to check the following post "Setting up/configuring client computers
" related to this topic.
Let me add, that there is always a possibility to use a very powerful tool which is part of Forest Pack Pro / RailClone Pro called "Forest Tools
" / "RailClone Tools
". This allows you export your scattered geometry as instances. It can be found it under Utilities panel - More ... - Forest Tools / RailClone Tools. Please check this reference. You have a lot of possibilities what will happen with your instances after conversion to mesh (for example moving all instances to new layer is very useful). This way you´ll be able to use the scene even on computers without our plug-ins installed.
Thanks in advance for any further comments on this issue you can share with us.