Houdini 20.0 HQueue


Each client and job can have informational notes attached.

On this page


Each client and each job can track a threaded series of messages called notes. Sometimes notes are automatically added to indicate status changes. You can manually add notes to remind yourself or communicate information about clients or jobs to other administrators.

How to

In a web browser, connect to the HQueue server (http://hostname:5000/). Hover over the menu icon, then click Notes.

  • The notes page shows single notes, sorted by the most recent.

  • To get the news feed URL of recent notes, right-click the feed icon and choose Copy link.

To...Do this

Start a new message thread

On the notes page, click Add Note.

Delete a note

  1. On the Notes page, turn on the checkbox at the start of the note’s row.

    You can turn on multiple checkboxes to delete multiple notes at once.

  2. Click the Delete Selected button below the notes table.

Delete all notes

Click the Delete All button below the notes table.

You can also access notes from the Clients and Jobs pages.

To...Do this

View or edit the notes on a client from the clients page

Click the note icon for the client in the client table.

View or edit the notes on a job from the jobs page

Click the note icon for the job in the job table.

Notes table




Allows you to select a note. You can apply actions to selected note(s) using the buttons below the list.


A link to the job or client the note is attached to. If the note is not attached to a job or client, this cell is blank.


The date when the note was created.


The text contents of the note.


Click to reply to this note.

View Full Thread

Click to view the message thread this particle note is a part of.


Getting started

  • About HQueue

    HQueue is a general-purpose job scheduling system. You can use it to distribute renders, simulations, and other work to remote clients.

  • Installation

    How to set up a basic HQueue farm.

  • Configuration

    How to set configuration options for the HQueue server and clients.

  • How to submit jobs

    How to put work on the farm.

Managing the farm

  • Managing jobs

    How to view and manage jobs on the farm.

  • Managing clients

    How to use the web interface or local logins to add, remove, restart, and manage client machines.

  • Managing client groups

    How to use the web interface or local logins to create and manage groups of client machines.

  • Network Folders

    How to use the Network Folder management page.

  • Resources

    You can specify what resources (such as licenses) are available on each client, so jobs can be scheduled on clients where they can run.

  • Notes

    Each client and job can have informational notes attached.

Next steps

  • Logging

    HQueue stores separate logs for server errors and scheduling events, and each client also generates a log.

  • Uninstalling

    How to uninstall the HQueue server or client software.

  • FAQs

    Answers to frequently asked questions.

Guru level

  • Remote API

    You can connect to the HQueue server over the network and call functions to manipulate and query jobs and other information.

  • Jobs specification details

    More detail on the internals of a job specification for users who want to submit custom jobs.

  • Multiple clients, single machine

    A guide on how to run multiple HQueue clients on a single machine.