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  1. Hi Guys, I'm trying to get a tool that I created to render on a farm. It's a multi-container sim tool for volumes. All the tool is, is a ROP Geo node in a subnet that I tell to iterate over a sop output. I give it a min and a max and a current iteration value. This is the Code: def render(): node = hou.pwd() min = node.evalParm('from') max = node.evalParm('max') sop = hou.node(node.evalParm('soppath')) for n in range(min,max): node.setParms({'current':n}) print node.evalParm('current') sop.cook() hou.parm(node.path()+ '/sim/execute' ).pressButton() It works locally beautifully, but when I submit it to a farm it just sim's the same "current" iteration, over and over not iterating as it does locally. I imagine the farm runs the render command and then once it's finished it runs the entire function again (but I could be wrong) instead of running through the loop. or its just not iterating the current value. Sorry if this is a bit vague. Does anyone have any experience with this stuff I would love a little help. Thanks Rob
  2. hi every one is there any workflow to simulate rbd on multiple machines ? since the slice work only with flip i'v tried some stuff like using the hq sim and hq render and no chance and thanks in advance
  3. Hi guys, I need to distribute a flip fluid sim on the farm, I have Royal Render on the farm but what's really matter for me now is make it works so, which one is the best way to sim it: ..HQueue or RR? And in any case, how can I do it, please? Thanks in advance
  4. Greetings, I've had some down time and decided I'd attempt to get HQueue to work on the couple of machines we have here. NOPE. Somehow I can get the Server set up on a machine and the Client on that same machine will register in the web interface but none of the other machines will register. All windows 7 machines, all clean installs of HQueue client and Server. Can someone make a HQueue setup for idiots? I've read through the official instructions it doesn't really offer anything other than the bare basics of what to install. Example of my setup now - Server-PC 192.168.0.1 running server and a client, client works fine it seems. Port 5000 Slave01-PC 192.168.0.2 running just the client, and installed and pointed to "Server-PC" in the ini. What am I doing wrong? Is there anything else I HAVE to have installed? Am I missing a step? The guide makes it seem as though that's all I need to do. Both systems have working versions of Houdini on them already.
  5. I saw this in the news and thought it could make for an interesting render farm. It would be nice if they had access to more memory though (8GB max), hopefully future iterations will allow for more memory. Each 4U unit hosts 45 tiny machines with dual core Atom processors at 1.6 GHz or 2.0GHz with some other basic components like a NIC and SSD. http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/moonshot/index.aspx#tab=TAB1 Supposedly the second or third generation of the product (they call it Moonshot) will use ARM processors instead of the x86-64 based Atom processors. Houdini is in a unique position to take advantage of hardware like this because the Mantra licenses for each render node are included with the Houdini licenses, for example with Renderman it would take $90,000 of licenses to run a single 4U unit of these machines. I wonder if SESI has experimented with ARM builds of Houdini or Mantra.