6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2013 1:40 PM by vaughnhannon

    Error when using aerender

    theoutfitvfx

      I am getting this error randomly when using After Effects with our render farm.  We use Deadline as our render manager

       

      Exception during render: An error occurred in RenderTasks(): aerender Error: After Effects error: Unable to Render: File Sequence Not Found: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/dpx/comp/cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01, cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01.[0068-0429].dpx.

       

      When a certain machine fails it has to be rebooted before it will work again.  And other machines will render the job just fine.  All machines are configured the same way.

       

      What seems to be the problem based on this error is that there is a "comma" being put in the path and the end of the string.  Here is the detailed data from the machine when it errors.  This error seems to happen randomly on multiple machines.

       

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      Log Message

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      0: Plugin will be reloaded because a new job has been loaded, or one of the job files has been modified

      0: Loaded plugin: AfterEffects

      0: Task timeout is disabled.

      0: Loaded job: cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01-uc (000_050_00h_09cbd9e8)

      0: INFO: StartJob: initializing script plugin AfterEffects

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "WARNING:(After Effects warning: .*)" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "INFO:This project contains .*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression ".*Error:.*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "aerender ERROR.*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "INFO:(The following layer dependencies are missing)" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "PROGRESS:  [0-9]+[:;]*[0-9]*[:;]*[0-9]*[:;]*[0-9]*.*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression "PROGRESS:.*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any stdout that matches the regular expression ".*" will be handled as appropriate

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "Motion Sketch" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "The Smoother" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "Time Controls" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "Brush Tips" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "The Wiggler" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression "Tracker Controls" will be ignored

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression ".*After Effects.*" will be handled by pressing "OK;Yes"

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression ".*On-line Registration.*" will be handled by pressing "No"

      0: INFO: Any popup windows with titles matching the regular expression ".*Optical Flares License.*" will be handled by pressing "panel"

      0: INFO: About: After Effects Plugin for Deadline

      0: Plugin rendering frame(s): 0-361

      0: INFO: Stdout Handling Enabled: True

      0: INFO: Popup Handling Enabled: True

      0: INFO: Using Process Tree: True

      0: INFO: Hiding DOS Window: True

      0: INFO: Creating New Console: False

      0: INFO: Render Executable: "/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5.5/aerender"

      0: INFO: CheckPathMapping: Swapped "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/editorial/processShots/cms707_processShots_2011100 4_162630.aep" with "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/editorial/processShots/cms707_processShots_2011100 4_162630.aep"

      0: INFO: CheckPathMapping: Swapped "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/qt_uncompressed/cms707_62x10_comp_c 02_v01-uc.mov" with "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/qt_uncompressed/cms707_62x10_comp_c 02_v01-uc.mov"

      0: INFO: Rendering to network drive

      0: INFO: Render Argument:  -project "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/editorial/processShots/cms707_processShots_2011100 4_162630.aep" -comp "cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01-uc" -s 0 -e 361 -output "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/qt_uncompressed/cms707_62x10_comp_c 02_v01-uc.mov"

      0: INFO: Startup Directory: "/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5.5"

      0: INFO: Process Priority: BelowNormal

      0: INFO: Process is now running

      0: STDOUT: WARNING:After Effects warning: timeSpanDuration of 15.1 seconds will cause render to have frames outside of range defined by comp displayStartTime (0) and end of comp duration (15.1). Render will succeed, but may have blank frames.

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  10/4/11 4:28:20 PM PDT: Starting composition cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01-uc.

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Render Settings: OUTFIT-BEST-LOC

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Quality: Best

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Resolution: Full

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Size: 1920 x 1080

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Proxy Use: Use No Proxies

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Effects: Current Settings

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Disk Cache: Read Only

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Color Depth: Current Settings

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Frame Blending: On for Checked Layers

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Field Render: Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Pulldown: Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Motion Blur: On for Checked Layers

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Use OpenGL: Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Solos: Current Settings

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Time Span: Custom

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Start: 00000

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  End: 00361

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Duration: 00362

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Frame Rate: 23.976 (comp)

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Guide Layers: All Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Skip Existing Files: Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS: 

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Output Module: QT-DNX175X-23.976

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Output To: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/qt_uncompressed/cms707_62x10_comp_c0 2_v01-uc.mov

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Format: QuickTime

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Output Info: Avid DNxHD Codec

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Output Info: Spatial Quality = 100

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Include: Project Link

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Output Audio: Off

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Channels: RGB

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Depth: Trillions of Colors

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Color: Premultiplied

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Resize: -

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Crop: -

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Final Size: 1920 x 1080

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Profile:  -

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Embed Profile: 

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  Post-Render Action: None

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS:  

      0: STDOUT: PROGRESS: 

      0: STDOUT: aerender Error: After Effects error: Unable to Render: File Sequence Not Found: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/dpx/comp/cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01, cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01.[0068-0429].dpx.

      0: An exception occurred: Exception during render: An error occurred in RenderTasks(): aerender Error: After Effects error: Unable to Render: File Sequence Not Found: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/dpx/comp/cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01, cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01.[0068-0429].dpx.

        at Deadline.Plugins.ScriptPlugin.RenderTasks (Int32 startFrame, Int32 endFrame, System.String& outMessage) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0  (Deadline.Plugins.RenderPluginException)

        • 1. Re: Error when using aerender
          theoutfitvfx Level 1

          And here is the command directly from the terminal

           

          saturn:Adobe After Effects CS5.5 jasonfotter$ ./aerender -project "/Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/editorial/processShots/cms707_processShots_2011100 4_162630.aep" -comp "cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01-uc" -s 0 -e 361

          aerender version 10.5x253

          PROGRESS: Launching After Effects...

          PROGRESS: ...After Effects successfully launched

          WARNING:After Effects warning: timeSpanDuration of 15.1 seconds will cause render to have frames outside of range defined by comp displayStartTime (0) and end of comp duration (15.1). Render will succeed, but may have blank frames.

          PROGRESS:  10/4/11 5:06:18 PM PDT: Starting composition cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01-uc.

           

           

           

           

          PROGRESS:  Render Settings: OUTFIT-BEST-LOC

          PROGRESS:  Quality: Best

          PROGRESS:  Resolution: Full

          PROGRESS:  Size: 1920 x 1080

          PROGRESS:  Proxy Use: Use No Proxies

          PROGRESS:  Effects: Current Settings

          PROGRESS:  Disk Cache: Read Only

          PROGRESS:  Color Depth: Current Settings

          PROGRESS:  Frame Blending: On for Checked Layers

          PROGRESS:  Field Render: Off

          PROGRESS:  Pulldown: Off

          PROGRESS:  Motion Blur: On for Checked Layers

          PROGRESS:  Use OpenGL: Off

          PROGRESS:  Solos: Current Settings

          PROGRESS:  Time Span: Custom

          PROGRESS:  Start: 00000

          PROGRESS:  End: 00361

          PROGRESS:  Duration: 00362

          PROGRESS:  Frame Rate: 23.976 (comp)

          PROGRESS:  Guide Layers: All Off

          PROGRESS:  Skip Existing Files: Off

          PROGRESS: 

          PROGRESS:  Output Module: QT-DNX175X-23.976

          PROGRESS:  Output To: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/qt_uncompressed/cms707_62x10_comp_c0 2_v01-uc.mov

          PROGRESS:  Format: QuickTime

          PROGRESS:  Output Info: Avid DNxHD Codec

          PROGRESS:  Output Info: Spatial Quality = 100

          PROGRESS:  Include: Project Link

          PROGRESS:  Output Audio: Off

          PROGRESS:  Channels: RGB

          PROGRESS:  Depth: Trillions of Colors

          PROGRESS:  Color: Premultiplied

          PROGRESS:  Resize: -

          PROGRESS:  Crop: -

          PROGRESS:  Final Size: 1920 x 1080

          PROGRESS:  Profile:  -

          PROGRESS:  Embed Profile: 

          PROGRESS:  

          PROGRESS:  Post-Render Action: None

          PROGRESS:  

          PROGRESS:  

          PROGRESS:  

          PROGRESS: 

          aerender Error: After Effects error: Unable to Render: File Sequence Not Found: /Volumes/OUTFIT01/episodic/cms/cms707/renders/slated/dpx/comp/cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01, cms707_62x10_comp_c02_v01.[0068-0429].dpx.

          • 2. Re: Error when using aerender
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            And does the machine render if you manually initiate aerender via a command line prompt using the same command strings? I can't see anything obvious here other than Deadline saying something about the file numbering possibly not being to its taste...

             

            Mylenium

            • 3. Re: Error when using aerender
              theoutfitvfx Level 1

              Yes. Look at my second post. Its the same command run from the terminal.

               

              Sent from my iPhone

              • 5. Re: Error when using aerender
                vaughnhannon

                I'm getting this very same thing in After Effects CS6.  I was using Deadline but received the same error rendering on one render node with aerender via command line.  There is no information as to what the problem might be.  Has anyone figured out what causes this?

                 

                Thanks

                 

                Vaughn

                • 6. Re: Error when using aerender
                  vaughnhannon Level 1

                  I just ran into this again.  Turning multi-processing off solved it for me.  Not sure why though.