Anyone using dealiine on their render farm? We use it here and have been having problem where random nodes will never finish the frame that they are rendering - it happens on any scene - any version of xsi from 5.11 to 7.01 and resubmitting the frame to a different node and it renders. Our engineer that covers the farm just says "its XSI" but we never had this problem with batchserve which - I believe - does batch renders like deadline.
This means I have to babysit all the renders and resubmit frames - which is a right pita.
Any deadline users getting better behaviour?
There is an ocassional and extremely hard to repro nasty rendering
glitch which causes XSI to give a Visual C++ error dialog box, and
until somebody presses the OK button, the xsibatch process just stays
there, doing nothing. Not sure if Frantic prepared Deadline for that
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Hope it helps,
we have a similar cutoff setup but it resubmits the job to the same node - which 9 times out of 10 fail o render again. Out techy guy assures me were not suffering with the c++ thing - but then he also suggested that 2011 would fix it.