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?
i think the AE render farm and AE were using different versions, as soon as i updated to the latest version on all of them as soon as i sent a render to the render farm the render farm picked it up straight away