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dbassix
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Blender stops rendering

Post by dbassix » 15 Nov 2018, 09:13

Hi,

we have a Problem with the Blender Renderer for a while now. When starting a Job for the first time, all seems to be ok, Rendering is fine. But if we cancel a netjob and restart it after a while, the render Clients suddenly stop rendering. You can see it in the logs, that they just do nothing, CPU Load drops down to 0%.


We have to reboot the Clients and then everything is fine until you cancel the next Job.

Any suggestions on this?

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Re: Blender stops rendering

Post by Shoran Support » 15 Nov 2018, 12:53

This sounds like Blender has some issues when it gets shut down forcefully, as happens when you cancel a job. Reasons could be temporary files, ports or other resources being left open, for example. As this is a problem with Blender, we can't do anything about it (there is technically no way for RenderPal to gracefully cancel a job). Keep in mind that RenderPal only starts Blender and has nothing to do with the rendering itself at all.

dbassix
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Re: Blender stops rendering

Post by dbassix » 15 Nov 2018, 19:08

I thought sbout this aswell, but when starting a blender render from commandline on the client everything is fine. You can cancel the rendertask (alt + f4) and start it again without any issues.

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Re: Blender stops rendering

Post by rooftop » 21 Jul 2019, 22:46

Hi there, I've recently started rendering in Blender as opposed to Maya and I'm having the same issue as the original poster.

The only solution I've found so far is to shutdown the RenderPal client and start it up again. So not rebooting the machine, just the client app.

So, I'm not too sure where the problem actually is, it certainly is weird.

highbeamstudios
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Re: Blender stops rendering

Post by highbeamstudios » 23 Nov 2019, 02:46

I am currently having the same issues. I have installed the three free licences so I can try RenderPal hoping to get it during the black Friday discounts.

I can render fine with AE and fusion, But with blender the nodes just stop rendering, I tried setting a time limit for the nodes so if they go over a certain time they will grab another frame, which they do but still wont render.

Closing the RenderPal client down and restarting works.

Has anyone got a solution for this?
I am currently using deadline and have no issues with blender even when pausing and restarting renders etc.

really keen on getting RenderPal, works really well apart from this, but its a deal breaker if I cant use it with blender.

Thanks

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