Its a shame that whenever I try to use MP on my Z820, it never seems to work. Very disappointing. Im getting used to ignoring it.
I have a very simple comp consisting of 1 layer of Element 3D (which contains a OBJ sequence of simple domino shaped 3D models.)
Then there is a floor layer, a light and a camera.
I am using Elementary on the Element layer to create artificial shadows of the line of domino objects on the floor
I have 2- 2687 processors with 32 hyper threads and 64 GB of ram all dedicated to AE.
When I start the render it sits there for five minutes telling me its doing 2 out of 250 frames. No progress is seen on the timeline. I just stop it at this point since regular rendering seems faster.
As I said on your duplate thread (http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1032117#1032117)...
Element 3D is not compatible with the Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing feature. That feature relies on using multiple CPUs, each rendering a separate frame. That model doesn't work when a plug-in like Element 3D relies on the single GPU.
Well, heres a duplicate Thanks.