1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 21, 2014 4:23 AM by Robertw

    AE render farm - not rendering jobs

    Robertw Level 1

      hi all,

       

      i have made 2 computers (one AE and one AE render farm both are the same versions and i have given both local hard drives unique names) i have mapped both computers with the watch folder - "R:\dump_renders_here" and they have read/write perm

       

      the render farm pc i have made a text file in C\users\(username)\mydocuments\ae_render_only_node.txt

       

      i open the "adobe after effects cc render.exe" and watch folder "R:\dump_renders_here"

       

      on my AE pc i do the following -

       

      composition > add to render queue

       

      i change the output location to "R:\dump_renders_here\output", i give it a unique name and save

       

      file > dependencies > collect files

       

      save the project

       

      change the collect source files to "queued comps"

       

      tick change render output to "give it a unique name"

       

      enable "watch folder rendering"

       

      i have one render farm so i enter 1 in "max number of machines" and hit collect

       

      save it to "R:\dump_renders_here" give it a unique name and hit save

       

      my render farm pc sees the render but comes up with a message "render control file not valid"

       

      any help as i think im doing everythink right?

       

      rob