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Why is my MacPro03 machine not enabled?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:29 pm
by Michael McCaffrey
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Why is the MacPro-03 machine Offline? and how can I enable it or bring it Online?

Im trying to add some slaves to the Render Manager on my main Fusion workstation (with Dongle) and Im not sure how that is supposed to be done. I just loaded Fusion (free version) on the other machine. It shows up, but wont render. One of the features of the Paid version is the ability to do this network rendering so Im trying to utilize that function. Desperately need it.

Re: Why is my MacPro03 machine not enabled?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 pm
by Steve Roberts
Free version does not act as a rendernode.
Install and run the Fusion rendernode on that machine

Re: Why is my MacPro03 machine not enabled?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:56 pm
by Michael McCaffrey
Steve Roberts wrote:Free version does not act as a rendernode.
Install and run the Fusion rendernode on that machine


Thanks. God the nodes running! Now my problem is that when I have multiple machines rendering one Fusion Comp, my resulting .mov file is a partial render with missing frames, as seen below. Im assuming this is because Fusion cannot have multiple machines render one QT file? And if thats the case, can I setup the Fusion render queue to render one comp per computer?

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Re: Why is my MacPro03 machine not enabled?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:02 am
by JP Docherty
In general it is not possible to output video files (.mov, .mp4, .qt or whatever) from multiple machines. You need to use your multiple machines to render an image sequence (of a quality and bit depth equal to or greater than your desired end video file) then run a second comp on a single machine to create the video file. The good news is that it's usually pretty fast.