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Hqueue python API jobs timeout April 21, 2015, 6:33 a.m.

Hi folks,

I'm using Hqueue to launch python job on a render farm. I was wondering if there is any way to implement a “time out” variable for these jobs ? If the rendering time goes above this time out, the job would be killed.

I didn't find a clue on the documentation


Hqueue farm size March 4, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Hi guys,

I used Hqueue at work on a small farm ( 3 nodes only ) and mostly to launch python jobs and I find that yes, with big jobs ( a lot of frames ) it can be quite slow to submit job …

And the parent / child job relationship is quite tricky as well, there is not clear dependence between 2 different jobs, you have to use one job and create children job on that particular job, which is sometimes what you don't want.
As far as I know there is no way you can link 2 jobs with a parent / child relationship easily.

For simple tasks, Hqueue is a perfect tool, with a great python API, for big farms and complex jobs, I wouldn't go for it …

Hqueue => hython and otls Aug. 29, 2014, 8:10 a.m.


I'm having an issue with Hqueue and otls. I try to send a simple command job like that one => hython %HQROOT%/path/to/scrip.py

inside script.py, I just create a custom OTL node with hou.node(“obj/”).createNode(“MyOtl”)

It says “Invalid node type name” like it can't find any custom otls ???
I'm assuming ot comes from a wrong houdini.env value so where should I setup the HOUDINI_OTLSCAN_PATH properly on my client machine ?