Notify the "Manager" computer of a complete Net-Render.

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Old 01 January 2004   #1
Notify the "Manager" computer of a complete Net-Render.

Hi All,

I asked if there was a way to do this out-of-the-box with max, but it seems like it isn't possible... so I'm wondering if a little MaxScript can do the job.

I want there to be some kind of a notification given to the "Manager" computer whenever a "Server" computer finishes a network-render job.

There is a setting that will notify through email, but thats a bit over-complicated... This notification could be a little popup window on the Manager computer - with a little sound that plays or something.

Could anyone do this with MaxScript?
I dont think it would be too difficult...


Modeler / Generalist TD
Old 01 January 2004   #2
There's probably a way to do it using 'net send' through doscommand. Would require the Messenger service to be running on the manager box. Perhaps I'll look into this when I get my network back up and running.

Got Maxscript?
Old 01 January 2004   #3

Something like this would work I think --
You'd have to run it from the computer the manager was running on. Or you could run netsend as suggested above.

file = "C:\thePathoftheSoundFile"
m = netrender.getmanager()
m.connect #automatic ""
--get queue control
if (m.QueryControl #wait) do
server = m.getservers()
m.setupdates false
job = m.getjobs()
m.setupdates true
fn notify =
if (m.QueryControl #wait) do
for i=1 to job.count do
if job[i].timeFinished != undefined
shelllaunch file
m.setcallback #update notify
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