I need some help:
Yesterday, after rendering for 48 hours straight, my animation was done. However when I loaded it up in After Effects I could clearly see that starting from frame 461 (of 600) every third frame was borked.
I have 5 sticky particles and 1 particle flow, with 1 afterburn for each in my scene. Every third frame starting from frame 461 the particle flow Afterburn would not render at all. So it would be there in all it’s glory frame 462,463, then gone 464, visible again 465,466, gone 467 etc.
This was my first render with a renderfarm and I’m guessing that has something to do with it, but I have no idea what.
My renderfarm is at the moment just an old P4 2,5ghz, 1gb ram and an AMD 64 2ghz, 1gb ram. When I’m at work I also start the backburner server app on my workstation which is a 2,4ghz quad core, 2gb ram.
I’ve looked at the backburner logs and there’s no errors related to those frames and all the computers have rendered both good frames and borked frames so I can’t blame it all on one computer either.
The render wasn’t memory intensive and from what I could see the servers spiked at about 500mb used ram.
Would be awesome if anyone has experienced anything similar or has any idea what’s going on.
I’m rendering out the 50 or so borked frames again using only my work station at the moment to see how that goes.