I’ve been using Backburner for years; never encountered these new problems until this morning.
Tried to submit a scene for rendering to my render-farm machine; ended up getting a message that said, “Error compressing job for submission”.
Looked it up on Google, and there were a few solutions that I tried, but none helped. There were also a few I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot cattle prod, like restoring my system from an image file. Not a chance I’m doing that.
One thing mentioned, though, was that the bitmaps used could be part of the problem, and unchecking ‘Include maps’ could make that compression issue just kind of go away.
…which it did. But, naturally, the produces another error: “Error using bitmap file” and then a path that went to “…\Documents\3dsMax\sceneassets\images”.
Can’t imagine why it’s trying to go there; I don’t have any images in the scene that are in that folder. I tried changing the path so that it went over the network, just in case my render-farm computer wasn’t seeing it, but that didn’t help at all.
I have no idea what’s going on. This is the first time I’ve seen any of this happen.
I mean, okay, I uninstalled a bunch of programs last night, but they were all games, and shouldn’t have affected MAX in any way.
Any idea what’s going on? Thanks.