Elmar Glaubauf


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Hqueue: Limit Number of Clients per Job Jan. 13, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

Since we have a varying amount of clients which are present in our Houdini Farm, we would like to Limit the Number of Clients working a submitted RenderJob via Hqueue.

At our university environment we have the following problem/situation:

Some of the clients will be temporarily unavailable or will come online at some point when a student turns on or off a machine. So we would like to send off a render with all possible machines, and Hqueue should start/stop scheduling if the maximum amount of licenses is hit. Otherwise additional renders would fail because of lack of licenses, or less than available licenses are used. As far as i know almost every other scheduling system stops scheduling jobs when there is no additional license, but I didn't find an option with Hqueue.

Do you have some suggestions how to solve this problem?

Thank you.


Procedural Textures to Maya July 28, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

It´s working now. Thank you so much, Andrew. I didn´t realise that I had to set the parm to the material node and not the cops-node. Have a nice weekend.


Procedural Textures to Maya July 27, 2017, 5:28 a.m.

Yeah, i tried but unfortunately still not working since the whole parm is evaluating to an empty string as soon as I add the expression. I also tried to append an empty string (“”) to the text, but this also does not trigger an update.
Works, but doesnt update in maya

Does not work in Maya or Houdini - evaluates to an empty string: