[Sidefx-houdini-list] Rendering Solutions... Any suggestions

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 14:31:09 EDT 2011


Yes, dependencies for a render queue are an essential feature.

On 28 April 2011 10:58, Lars van der Bijl <com48com at gmail.com> wrote:
> also looking at dependencies.
>
> is there a easy way of creating a dependency tree from a set of rops? one of
> the nice parts of the grid being that it has the concept of task but not of
> a "Job" (a collection of tasks). now initially this put me off and its still
> hard to visuals a collection of tasks for users but it means that create
> dependencies between task is incredibly easy to do.
>
> here is a screen shot of a job we are doing now.
>
> this correlates 1 to 1 with a rop network. from pre-sim to final image. (2
> sets of images actually).
>
> is there any documentation on doing something similar with hqueue? I'd love
> to read up on it.
>
> Lars
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Cristin,
>>
>> Curious, what's the largest farm that you know of using HQueue.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Peter B
>>
>> On 28 April 2011 09:59, Cristin Barghiel <cb at sidefx.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Phil,
>> >
>> > I encourage you to take a look at Houdini's HQueue. We are actively using
>> it and supporting it, and it's already wired to work well with
>> Houdini-native rendering and simulation. As it's python-based and
>> architected to be open, it can handle rendering jobs - any kind of jobs, in
>> fact - from packages other than Houdini as well.
>> >
>> > Cristin
>> >
>> > On 2011-04-28, at 4:51 AM, Phil Spicer wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Our RenderFarm here at the NCCA has died, and we are looking for
>> alternative Render Solutions for the next academic year. Preferably it would
>> be something we could lease on site, or we would lease time on the Amazon
>> EC2 Compute Cloud.
>> >>
>> >> I was wondering what people were using in Industry, and if anyone had
>> suggestions or information about what solution works best.
>> >>
>> >> Kind regards,
>> >>
>> >> Phil.
>> >>
>> >> Philip Spicer
>> >> Programme Coordinator - MA Digital Effects
>> >> National Centre for Computer Animation
>> >> Bournemouth University - UK
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