RenderPal V2 2.9.0 released

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RenderPal V2 2.9.0 released

Postby Shoran Support » 21 Sep 2013, 11:04

Changelog for RenderPal V2 2.9.0

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[+ Svr/Cl] Scenes can now be cached locally on the client machines before rendering
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to the console Remote Controller to enable scene caching for a net job (-nj_cachescenes)
[+ Svr/Rc] It is now possible to add custom, user-defined fields to net jobs
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to the console Remote Controller to set custom net job fields (-nj_setfield)
[+ Server] Added a new user right to grant access to the custom net job fields editor
[+ Global] Renderer parameters can now have default values
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to the console Remote Controller to disable default values for renderer parameters (-nodefaults)
[+ Svr/Cl] Net jobs can now have a minimum memory limit for clients
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to the console Remote Controller to set the minimum client memory limit (-nj_minclientmemory)
[+ Client] The client (when running as a service) can now be set to be only available if no user is currently logged on
[+ Svr/Rc] Renderers can now have colors (which will be applied to the net job list and the renderer selection controls)
[+ Svr/Rc] Net jobs now have a (purely informative) "Project" field (also shown in the net job list and details)
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to the console Remote Controller to set the project name of a net job (-nj_project)
[+ Server] Net job server-side chunk events can now access the rendered image filenames (NetJobChunk.RenderedImagesCount/RenderedImage[idx])
[+ Svr/Rc] It is now possible to specify a frame number padding in the manual frame checker

[# Server] The dispatcher now takes parallel rendering counts greater than 1 into account when connecting to or waking up clients
[# Client] Shutdowns and reboots are now enforced (should now also work even if there are open remote desktop connections)
[# Svr/Rc] If a finished chunk didn't report any images, this will now be shown in the net job previews
[# Server] Movie formats are now filtered out for net job previews
[# Svr/Cl] Clients and the server will now queue up render messages to avoid flooding
[# Svr/Rc] The "Notes" tab of the net job dialog has been renamed to "Metadata"
[# Client] When connected to a server, the client will now automatically set its heartbeat broadcast address to that of the server
[# Global] Other smaller improvements
[# Server] Updated to SQLite

[! Server] If a client became disconnected, its rendering jobs were not properly reset but stayed cancelled
[! Svr/Rc] Previews for net jobs with only one or two chunks didn't display properly
[! Svr/Rc] Net job prewiew cells now take into account their control height
[! Client] The output of a renderer was not parsed properly in some cases
[! RmCtrl] The additional email recipients drop down in the net job settings was empty if the user lacked the "Access user management" right
[! Svr/Rc] Frame checking was not always working properly if the file name contained multiple number groups
[! Svr/Rc] The manual frame checker window was locked in some cases
[! Server] The server could slow down when sending render packets to the clients
[! Server] When recovering from a crash, the server will now wait properly for responses from (still) rendering clients
[! Svr/Rc] The usual amount of other smaller fixes

[* Render] Fixed some rare frame range problems with 3dsMax
[* Render] Some renderers got a default value for their verbosity level (needed for proper image filename reporting)
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