View Full Version : Can someone help me setup the render manager?

08-26-2003, 04:43 PM
I've got DFX+, don't have a network and want to set up the render manager to render a queue of flows...

I've added a 'localhost' slave to it, set it to be the render master, and it claims to be 'idle', but when I actually add a flow, it says 'failed', and in the log panel it says '+ could not connect to horizon ('. When I ping localhost, or, I get what appears the correct response. (Judging from the manual).

The manaul says the RM always starts with one slave in the slave list - itself, so that it can render local queues without using the network. In my case, it had a slave there, but it was my dialup connection to my ISP...

If I scan for slaves, nothing happens.

What do I need to do to get this all set up properly? I'm running win2000, and am the only user on the machine (Administrator), so should have all the appropriate persmissions, if that's an issue. I assume that it's my 'network' (of one machine) that isn't set up properly, but don't really know what to do about it.

Thanks for any help, :)


08-28-2003, 12:00 AM

the render manager is broken in DFX+ since 4.0 and will be fixed in the coming weeks under 4.03, this is what I got from the tech support.
Meanwhile what you can do is get in touch with them and explain your problem. The cure is to install the DF render node on your DFX+ machine, they will send a temporary licence file valid for a few weeks until 4.03 is ready.
Another problem is that on a batch of DFX+ CD the render node install is corrupt so you have to go to Eyeon site to their download page to get the good file and its update ( start with 4.0 and then the 4.02 update, read the small lines ).
Then you are all set for batch rendering.
The person from Eyeon tech support I was in touch with is : [email protected] ( very nice and helpfull ).

I hope this help,


Francois Boulene

08-28-2003, 03:41 PM
Thanks very much for your helpful reply. Funnily enough, I got an email from Andrew explaining the problem at the same time as I was reading your post! :)