I’ve started testing the netrendering tool. It’s looking awesome, but I’m having trouble getting it working.
I’ve gotten the master and slaves running and added a job. Everything checks out in the HTML render monitor, but I can’t actually start the job. It just sits in queued state and won’t start.
It’s possible I’m not approaching this the way the software intends. What I want to do is send a job to the farm, and the farm will render the job list independantly of what I’m doing in blender. I want to send a job and move on to the next scene while the farm renders. According to the docs, it seems I have to load my scene and start rendering it in the GUI while the farm assists? That’s nice, but it basically locks me out of doing anything else during a render. And what if I have 10 jobs? Do I have to launch 10 instances of blender, load each scene and start a render for each job? I’m confused what the workflow is supposed to be.
Hopefully, I’m just missing the “unpause” button in the job list somewhere.
Thanks Theeth, for working on tool like this! It’s desperately needed and looks very promising!