I'm using blender 2.8a and the latest build of the add on and when I launch on a brand new mac book pro and the latest mac pro, no machine is detected. I made sure IA was on the same network and I can see the machine when I in networks in the finder. I have activated file sharing and all the network options.
I tried reinstalling, I ented the name of the machine exactly as written in the sharing options, I even added the IP address but the add on doesn't connect to the machine, see more here
tks for the help
did you find a solution? Its impossible for me to connect my two macs, same network, no firewall. Its driving me nuts
I've watched your video, the best thing I can suggest is to submit a support ticket, and there you can upload the logs which the addon makes, this often provides us clues as to what has happened. I don't want to guess and waste your time, best to investigate it.
You can submit a support ticket at https://www.crowd-render.com/report-a-problem
You can easily pack the logs into a zip file, just go to blender's preferences > addons tab > crowdrender > expand the addon, then scroll down and you should see a button "zip logs". Just press this and then you can simply save a zip file of the logs for that computer to your desktop.
Please do this for your two macs and then you can upload the zip files to the support ticket. I can look over the logs and see what might be the problem :)
Also, its best when troubleshooting to start blender from a terminal window since this way you will get extra information useful for debugging that you don't get otherwise, if you're not sure how to do that, press cmd + space and type "Terminal" and you should get a terminal window.
Once inside the terminal window, you need to 'cd' or change directory to the place where you can run blender.
On my mac, I do the following:
$ cd /Applications/Blender.app/Contents/MacOS
(FYI "$" is the character you get in the terminal window, I use it here to differentiate the terminal commands from other text :) )
You'll see blender start, plus a whole lot of other text, from our addon, and possibly others if you have enabled them. You can try connecting and you should see more stuff being logged here. Its good to wait about 30 seconds (the default timeout for giving up on a node connecting) and then you can simply copy and paste the output from the terminal window to a text file, please upload this with the two zip files from each mac :)
Something else I would recommend is if you have a firewall on your macs, try turning it off and trying again.
Looking forward to helping you out :)