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I tried following the sesi documenation on hqsetup.But unable to get it working. Could anyone direct how to make this work ?

 

I am able to see the client but render is coming out failed

 

 

ERROR: Cannot open file W:/3D_project/0038_HoudiniProjects/HQTEST/HqTest1.hip

 

This drive is on the server.  client is using the windows login username and password to run the service. What am i doing wrong ?

# The shared network.

hqserver.sharedNetwork.host = localhost 
hqserver.sharedNetwork.path.linux = %(here)s/shared
hqserver.sharedNetwork.path.windows = \\render-04\hq
hqserver.sharedNetwork.path.macosx = %(here)s/HQShared
hqserver.sharedNetwork.mount.linux = /mnt/hq
hqserver.sharedNetwork.mount.windows = H:
hqserver.sharedNetwork.mount.macosx = /Volumes/HQShared
 
# Server port number.
hqserver.port = 5000
 
# Where to save job output
job_logs_dir = %(here)s/job_logs
 
# Specify the database for SQLAlchemy to use
sqlalchemy.default.url = sqlite:///%(here)s/db/hqserver.db
 
# This is required if using mysql
sqlalchemy.default.pool_recycle = 3600
 
# This will force a thread to reuse connections.
sqlalchemy.default.strategy = threadlocal
 
 

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Stop the service completely. There's a batch script in the hqclient directory to launch the client. I'm sure a Windows administrator could explain why but for some reason the services have different permissions and can't see network drives (at least that's been my experience).

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Definitely do what Luke suggests.

Also, can the client access the path through mapped drive W? Sometimes mapped drives get a red x next to them and you need to double click on the mapped drive to "wake it up".

 

You said the file is on the server, but the software doesn't copy over the hip file or anything like that. The client must be able to access it through the path listed.

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well new error !!!  :(

 

so here is what i have gotten so far .

 

I am now testing it on my laptop to get it working on the same machine befoe i make it work on the farm .

 

os : win 10

 

firewall disabled 

 

default paths . so no network drives involved .

 

hqclient ran using the batch script . and target hfs C:/HQueueServer/shared/houdini_distros/hfs.windows-x86_64/

 

using render target hip file  

 

 

and here is the ERROR!!!!!

 

 

.........................
  File "C:/HQueueServer/shared/houdini_distros/hfs.windows-x86_64/houdini/python2.7libs\hou.py", line 18, in <module>
    import _hou
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\HQueueServer\shared\houdini_distros\hfs.windows-x86_64\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hq_submit_renders.py", line 4, in <module>
    hqlib.callFunctionWithHQParms(hqlib.submitMultipleRenderJobs)
  File "C:\HQueueServer\shared\houdini_distros\hfs.windows-x86_64\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hqlib.py", line 1848, in callFunctionWithHQParms
    return function(**kwargs)
  File "C:\HQueueServer\shared\houdini_distros\hfs.windows-x86_64\houdini\scripts\hqueue\hqlib.py", line 626, in submitMultipleRenderJobs
    import hou
  File "C:/HQueueServer/shared/houdini_distros/hfs.windows-x86_64/houdini/python2.7libs\hou.py", line 18, in <module>
    import _hou
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

 

 

 

any Help would be greatly  appreciated . I hope i  am not doing any stupid noob mistakes :/

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Use the client locally installed on each render machine (i.e. C:\HQueueClient\hqclientd.bat).

I did it with ur suggest, but other problem comes out.

 

There are 4 workstation installed HQueue,one is server, 3 of them set to client machine.

Client machine options are same,and my Houdini worked with server license. All things looks great,but...

the info shows that HQclient cannot connect server on monitor. (ps: only one client machine is working)

and also failed my tasks or abandon client.

 

firewall has been closed.

shared folder is ok. 

Client machine settings are correct. 

client server was stopped and starting with *.bat . 

 

how to fix it?

thx :)

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hi Andrew

 

have you try to follow precisly my install tutorial ?

http://forums.odforce.net/topic/24063-is-hqueue-for-indie-a-production-ready-tool-under-windows/page-2

 

it should work on W7 and W10 !

 

I would only focus for the moment on one client machine and one server , when this works you can reproduce your process on each client.

 

Cheers

 

E

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hi Andrew

 

have you try to follow precisly my install tutorial ?

http://forums.odforce.net/topic/24063-is-hqueue-for-indie-a-production-ready-tool-under-windows/page-2

 

it should work on W7 and W10 !

 

I would only focus for the moment on one client machine and one server , when this works you can reproduce your process on each client.

 

Cheers

 

E

 

 

Cool!!!! 

I installed six client machines , 4 of them are working now! 

that two might be account permission issue. 

 

ur genius!

thank you ! Sebkaine

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