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Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby Hampayon » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Hampayon Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Hi!

I'm having problems rendering using the combination H17 + Octane 4 plug in + Deadline on Linux.

What happens is that when I submit to deadline, I get a prompt telling me to log-in (even though I have already logged in in standalone + houdini).
After entering the log-in yet again, I get a prompt telling me the licenses are locked to the machine I'm trying to render on (using deadline as a render queue system on my only machine).
After quitting Houdini, I try to enter the info again, and it works.

Is there any way to work around this? How can a license used on the same machine not be accessible on the very same machine?

To make matters worse, after rendering over night, it tells me my license is in use and locked by the machine I'm trying to use it on, forcing me to use the unlock in the web ui to get going again.

Confused, please advise.

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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby juanjgon » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:50 pm

juanjgon Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Hi,

So all these issues happen while rendering on the same machine, but using Deadline as render controller, right? This is something really weird in this case.

Are you sure that that you have only one Octane version installed on this system? I wonder if hython (used by Deadline to render the Houdini scenes) could be using another Octane version, not the same that you are using in Houdini. If you have several users on this system (for example one only for the Deadline process) it could be using another Octane version because each user has its own houdini.env file to configure the plugin.

You should check the log that you get from Houdini and from the Deadline console to be sure that the Octane versions are the same.

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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby Hampayon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:07 am

Hampayon Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:07 am
Hi!

Yes, it's just using deadline as a controller on the same machine.
Will check the logs and also see what output I get when rendering directly with hython..

Thanks for helping,
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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby Hampayon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:36 am

Hampayon Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:36 am
Hmm.. well.. it seems it picks up octane 4.
I also believe the user running the slave is my login, not deadline user.

Right after this STDOUT, the OctaneRender Authentication appears, if I do login to this prompt, my license gets locked, even though it's the same machine and I need to unlock through web ui.

2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Redshift for Houdini plugin version 2.6.29 (Nov 21 2018 13:43:11)
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Plugin compile time HDK version: 17.0.352
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Houdini host version: 17.0.352
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Plugin dso/dll and config path: /usr/redshift/redshift4houdini/17.0.352/dso
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Core data path: /usr/redshift
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Local data path: /home/ted/redshift
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Procedurals path: /usr/redshift/procedurals
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] Preferences file path: /home/ted/redshift/preferences.xml
2018-12-18 07:27:15: 0: STDOUT: [Redshift] License path: /home/ted/redshift
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Octane Render for Houdini. Build 4.00.0.21 (Build date: Nov 16 2018 17:44:15)
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Octane API: 4.00
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] HDK API: 17.0.352
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Houdini host version: 17.0.352
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Initializing Octane API
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: Work Scheduler initializing 32 worker threads
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Loading preferences from: /home/ted/houdini17.0/octane.pref
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] INFOR: [nodes] ------------- Registering Octane VOP nodes
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] ERROR: [nodes] ------------- Custom attribute ID and IX don't match. Bypassing attribute
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] INFOR: [nodes] ------------- Octane VOP nodes registered
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] INFOR: [nodes] ------------- Registering the plugin custom VOP nodes
2018-12-18 07:27:17: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] INFOR: [nodes] ------------- Plugin custom VOP nodes registered
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Detected Houdini version: (17, 0, 352)
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: ['/home/ted/Thinkbox/Deadline10/slave/houdini/plugins/5c1893277b2b382355530664/hrender_dl.py', '-f', '1', '1', '1', '-g', '-d', '/out/Octane_ROP1', '/HoudiniProjects/OctaneTest/Octanepot_v001.hiplc']
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Start: 1
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: End: 1
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Increment: 1
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Ignore Inputs: True
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: No output specified. Output will be handled by the driver
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Driver: /out/Octane_ROP1
2018-12-18 07:27:18: 0: STDOUT: Input File: /HoudiniProjects/OctaneTest/Octanepot_v001.hiplc
Success
2018-12-18 07:27:20: 0: STDOUT: [Octane] Initializing Octane API
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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby juanjgon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:54 am

juanjgon Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:54 am
Ok. Thanks for the information. I can understand that the licenses are not released after a Deadline rendering session because hython could be still running in the background, killed by Deadline without releasing the licenses, or something like that, but I can't understand why even if the license has not been released from hython/Deadline, you can't use it from Houdini in the same machine.

I need to ask to the licensing system devs about this issue because really I can't understand how it is possible. I hope to know more soon.

Thanks for your patience,
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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby Hampayon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Hampayon Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Thanks for looking into this.

Well, I get the prompt before rendering can execute in deadline.
If I do enter the information, the license becomes invalid for standalone,houdini, deadline all at once and require web unlock.

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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby mojave » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:31 am

mojave Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:31 am
Hi Hamp,

We have noticed that Hython seems to create a sandbox in which Octane runs which makes it look as a different machine in terms of activation.

We will be in touch with SideFX and get back to you in case they provide a solution for this.

In the meantime you can get around this by closing Houdini before running Hython and vice-versa.

Apologies for the inconveniences.
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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby Hampayon » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 pm

Hampayon Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Oh, ok.

Removes one big reason GPU rendering is useful : being able to have multiple cards and keep on working.
Right now I'm evaluating for production use where the artists would be in the same position as my test setup, and this would be a bit problematic.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that this can be solved.

Please let me know if you get any updated info.

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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby juanjgon » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:54 pm

juanjgon Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Only a brief note: This is a Linux only issue, in Windows Octane doesn't have this problem while running inside hython ... not sure if this could help in your studio.

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Re: Deadline + Houdini 17 + Octane 4 problem.

Postby mojave » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:06 pm

mojave Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:06 pm
We have found a fix for this issue on our side so you should expect a new version likely some time next week.

Thank you for your help.
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