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skr
04-23-2012, 12:42 PM
I´ve just setup a small renderfarm using Thinkbox Deadline 5.1 as rendermanager. It works fine so far, but Deadline doesn´t give me feedback about the progress of a render task. They tried to use the image reconstruction, but that is only at the end of a task and therefore not helpful, as my rendertimes are up to 5 hours per frame (4k Planetarium Show).

They´re support is trying to help but they can´t figure out how to get a feedback from the lwsn.exe to give me percentage view of a task. As I know that this works in RenderPal, there must be a way. Any idea here?

Find my question in the Deadline Forums following that link:

http://forums.thinkboxsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7496

Phil
04-23-2012, 01:00 PM
You can start a render job in mode 3 (disable the ScreamerNet mode in the job submission or properties panel within Deadline), for which the -t switch to LWSN gives a percentage readout that could be scraped for display. That's the only way that I think any controller could give a percentage readout of task completion. However, DL doesn't start LWSN with this switch and so won't have anything to scrape in that mode.

In mode III, you need to consider that DL restarts the LWSN process at the end of each bucket of tasks that the nodes get assigned. The size of this bucket is configurable in the submission dialog (and is described in the documentation).

skr
04-23-2012, 04:02 PM
Thank you very much Phil. Ryan from Thinkbox support updated the Lightwave.py-file and now it works as I wanted it too:

http://forums.thinkboxsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7496&start=10#p30991

As I don´t use ScreamerNet so far, this works fine for me.

Thank the both of you for the great support.