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James Crowther
Mar 28, 2022
Hi @PhoenixBLADE, apologies for the delayed response. Are you able to download the latest version of the addon? If not then we need to fix your subscription asap, you can mail us directly at info at crowdrender dot com dot au, though I will find your ticket and try to respond to you directly, if that doesn't happen, please email us straight away. Pink textures happen when you use textures, but don't pack them into your blend file. Crowdrender doesn't automatically handle external files for you. You have a choice of how to handle using external files. You can either pack them, or host them in a shared location on your network. Packing is fairly easy since Blender has a menu function for doing this, you just got to Blender's File menu > external data and then choose pack into blend. Then you have resynchronise your render nodes. There's a button for this on the Crowdrender panel, which is located in Blender's Render Properties window. We've made a couple of videos about hosting external files from a shared folder, this takes a lot more setup, but once it is setup, its far more flexible and convenient than having to pack files every time you add a new texture or HDRI. Here's a link -> https://youtu.be/TOUSCaduE1s Sorry for the late response. Sometimes it does take time for me to get around to everyone. There are also two account systems on our website, sorry for the confusion here. We have a forum hosted by Wix which has a separate login system to our discovery.crowd-render.com/download area.
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Texture baking
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How to start Blender, without GUI on the rendernodes?
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James Crowther
Jan 04, 2022
Hi Andreas, sorry for not getting to your question sooner :( Ok, so as for starting a headless server so you can render on those nodes, you can certainly do that. The general form of the command will be: blender -b -noaudio -P ~/.config/blender/3.0/scripts/addons/crowdrender/cr_source/core/serv_int_start.py -- -t server_int_proc Explanation the first part starts Blender in background mode with no audio (on linux not specifying noaudio can cause errors). the -P option tells Blender to load a script from the provided argument to this option. that script is what starts the headless server. The script needs an option though. So we use -- to tell Blender to pass all the following options and arguments to python (otherwise blender will try to interpret them as its own and error). -t tells the script the type of background service you want to run, which will be server_int_proc, or the headless server. This should be enough for you to run a headless server. Turning this into a service on linux might be possible too if you research a little bit. Also I've provided the contents of a recent bat script for windows. If you put this bat file in your user's startup directory, then each time the machine starts, it will start a headless server at logon time. "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Blender\blender.lnk" -b -noaudio --factory-startup -P "%AppData%\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.0\scripts\addons\crowdrender\cr_source\core\serv_int_start.py" -- -t "server_int_proc" This script assumes that the location of Blender is such that there is a shortcut to the executable in the start menu. This is the default for installing Blender with the .msi download from Blender.org. It also assumes you installed Blender 3.0. You can change both of these though to suit your needs. The script is not licensed so you can do with it whatever you like. Hope this helps and good luck!
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equirectangular panorama not possible to crowdrender?
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Crowdrender linux headless no attribute py_3_7
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James Crowther
Oct 20, 2021
@Jacob That's great to hear!
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Alembic cloth simulation showing up in some frames but not others
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Shaders dissapear crowdrender render engine is selected
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James Crowther
Oct 19, 2021
You're welcome!
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Crowdrender linux headless no attribute py_3_7
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equirectangular panorama not possible to crowdrender?
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