[Sidefx-houdini-list] Off the shelf Renderfarm options

Sandy Sutherland sandy.maillists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 17:04:04 EST 2016


Mmmm I do like the Frame dependencies that DL has, but have found it to 
have some wierdness.  Where I am currently use it.  It does have a nice 
Python API, with shockingly bad docs though.

TBH - preferred RR.

S.

On 2016-02-18 08:38 PM, Cristobal Infante wrote:
> RR is very friendly (love the thumbnails) but is also worth having a look
> at deadline.
>
> I am not an expert, but deadline seems to have more options and be more
> customisable than RR.
>
>
>
> On Thursday, 18 February 2016, Sandy Sutherland <sandy.maillists at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Second RR on this - setup a Houdini based Farm quite easily, and as always
>> Holger was a huge support!  Also quite easy to setup caching, etc...
>>
>> S.
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Jeff McFall <Jeff.McFall at sas.com
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>
>>> Royal Render works great for us and we have been using it for years.
>>> We started using it with Soft and AE then added Houdini, May, and C4D
>>> without any hitches.
>>> We just use the basic features, it has lots of node and job management
>>> options.
>>>
>>> Jeff
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com <javascript:;> [mailto:
>>> sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com <javascript:;>] On Behalf Of
>> Benjamin Laidlaw
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:42 PM
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com <javascript:;>
>>> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Off the shelf Renderfarm options
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm looking to find out what off the shelf render farms people prefer
>>> currently for production; likes and dislikes?
>>>
>>> Short background: We need to use our nodes for Houdini, Max, Maya, fume,
>>> and a few other software. Currently about ~100 nodes, and we don't have a
>>> dedicated render farm technician so the most hands off, off the shelf is
>>> the best. I have experience with Hqueue, Rush, Deadline, and Qube, so I
>> am
>>> looking for any additional off the shelf software, too beyond those. I'm
>>> currently using Hqueue for Houdini simulations, but I need to share the
>>> majority of render nodes with the other softwares.
>>> Thanks-Ben
>>>
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