2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2015 12:57 AM by alex5234

    How can I fix AE Watch Folder to continue rendering queued items in a project instead of randomly stopping and not finishing everything that is in the queue?

    alex5234

      Hello,

       

      I am having an issue with the AE render farm with the following problem.

      I have 11 machines on my render farm. Each with AE Render Engine installed (v13.2).

      I collect my AE project to the watch folder that the AE farm is looking into (the AE project has 62 items in queue, being rendered out at JPEGs with "skip existing frames" turned on).

      The farm will pick up the render and start rendering.

      After about several items into the queue, some of the AE farm machines will stop rendering and go back in to the "Watch Folder" mode and not continue rendering.

       

      Goes from this:

      Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.20.37 AM.png

       

      To this (After a few items, and not on all AE farm machines, but staggered throughout the rendering process. Less and less farm machines will pick up the render until only a few are left):

      Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.20.58 AM.png

       

      When an AE farm machine stops, I just "Cancel" out of Watch Folder mode and re-set the location of the watch folder to the same location and the render will start again for a few more items in queue until it will stop after a while.

       

      Sometimes the AE farm machines will say it cannot find the RCF controller. I did try re-collecting the AE project to make sure that the RCF file wasn't corrupted.

       

      I checked the reports on the collected file and see no errors. I also checked the RCF file in the collected folder and this is what I have (I set the number of render machines to 99, I've tried it at 11 but still has same issue):

       

      After Effects 13.2v1 Render Control File

      max_machines=99

      num_machines=13

      init=1

      html_init=1

      html_name="COLOR_CORREC_00.htm"

       

       

      item1=(Finished,99,8,0)

      item2=(Working,99,6,1)

      item3=(Finished,99,8,0)

      item4=(Finished,99,8,0)

      item5=(Finished,99,8,0)

      item6=(Finished,99,8,0)

      item7=(Working,99,7,1)

      item8=(Finished,99,7,0)

      item9=(Finished,99,6,0)

      item10=(Working,99,11,1)

      item11=(Working,99,12,3)

      item12=(Working,99,11,5)

      item13=(Working,99,11,3)

      item14=(Working,99,11,4)

      item15=(Working,99,11,1)

      item16=(Finished,99,10,0)

      item17=(Working,99,10,2)

      item18=(In Progress,99,12,11)

      item19=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item20=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item21=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item22=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item23=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item24=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item25=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item26=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item27=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item28=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item29=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item30=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item31=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item32=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item33=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item34=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item35=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item36=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item37=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item38=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item39=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item40=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item41=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item42=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item43=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item44=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item45=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item46=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item47=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item48=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item49=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item50=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item51=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item52=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item53=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item54=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item55=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item56=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item57=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item58=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item59=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item60=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item61=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item62=(Queued,99,0,0)

      item63=(Queued,99,0,0)