View Full Version : plug-ins not working over renderfarm-huh?

03-23-2010, 10:52 AM
Is there any reason why certain plug-in dont work over a render farm. I have never managed to get either follower or relativity to work and always have to resort to rendering to one machine at a time. These plug-ins are not third party so they should work right? I believe they are in the correct directory within the lightwave folder of each machine. It this correct?

Any pointers would be great because i have a project that requires both these plug-in. Steering an vehicle! Oo heck!

03-24-2010, 04:57 AM
There is billion reasons.. ;)
You have to bake motion of plug-ins requiring data from previous frame to either key-framed envelope, and/or (depending on case) bake MDD displacement of geometry to file..
Baked data are safe to render on renderfarm.
Plug-ins randomizing color/alpha such as noise, you should bake to image sequence to remove randomization.
Save and use particle cache file, after simulation.