3 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2016 5:56 AM by martin-mi

    render node unable to obtain license


      We have a render farm running a mix of After Effects CC (original) and After Effects CC 2015.  In the past few days, several of the blades have started throwing an error "unable to obtain license" when sent a batch command.  We have the "ae_render_only_node.txt" file in the documents folder, which used to work properly.  What's going on here?

        • 1. Re: render node unable to obtain license
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I am not aware of After Effects being certified for that use, so I am actually surprised that you have it working at all

          • 2. Re: render node unable to obtain license
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            John, you can build little AE render farms. It's a bit more complicated than Team Render with C4D though.


            Juliee, what version of AE is running on each node?


            I don't have any other suggestions off the top of my head. You might consider contacting Adobe support to see if they can help.

            • 3. Re: render node unable to obtain license


              We had the same issue in the last couple of days. Currently we think we might have figured out a workaround. Our "ae_render_only_node.txt" is in the "USER\My Documents" folder and apparently it was a problem that we were previously logged in to CC as normal user to install some plugins etc.. The fix now is to simply make sure to be logged out of CC on all machines before creating the ae_render_only_node.txt:


              1. Delete the existing "ae_render_only_node.txt"

              2. Start After Effects with the GUI

              3. Help->Sign Out

              4. Create the "ae_render_only_node.txt" in the "C:\Users\[USERNAME]\My Documents" folder

              5. Use a different user to actually work in After Effects


              I hope that helps you as well.