I have 2.80 on Windows and mainly do Video editing.
I can't seem to get ANY traffic to go to the Public Cloud servers.
I paid for time and spun up a remote node just fine.
I have tested a 3D render and it used used the remote server.
When I render a video clip nothing goes to the remote....
Even if I turnoff local machine render, it still goes local ONLY.
Is this limitation or a bug ??? Thanks...
Ok, got the picture now, thanks for the clarification. Interesting to hear what you're up to. Never heard of Xlights, but I don't create lighting shows. Had no idea they needed to render anything as I had imagined they'd simply play a video file.
So, thinking about what you need. We could do some custom development work to get the solution you need. We're working with a company in Canada at the moment in a similar arrangement where we've created a solution for them to do batch rendering. We could do a similar thing for your firm if you're open to it :)
We can talk details over e-mail, just let me know and I'll get in touch next week, or whenever you think might be best.
My main use of Blender is Video. Audio and effects to create video files.
They are 3 to 4 minute clips that can take HOURS to render each pass. I am doing color adjusts on multiple video sources, and audio overlays and etc in every clip, it adds up.... I'd love to offload some work..... Local renders make editing slugish and painful. Yes, a big video card would help, I'm sure but I'm doing field
work many times and thus laptop is main edit station.....
ALSO, I use another editor called Xlights (xlights.org) for creating Lighting Shows. I would love to see this tool be able to make use of your addon for I rendering too. It's open source and might be a good fit. It allows use of video files for playing on
projectors and larger digital displays which can cause long renders just like Blender. Many times we make simple mods to a lighting prop/device/device setting and we are required to re-render an entire group of files (maybe a hour runtime) and it ties up editing station for a LONG time... Might be a way to broaden you impact...
Apologies for the delay in replying.
Wow, believe it or not, no one has ever asked for video rendering to be done on a remote node. So we never built support for it, only for cycles rendering. I'd say this is definitely a limitation.
Also, I would very much like to know why you need video rendering to happen in the cloud as usually, video rendering is quite fast, certainly compared to cycles.