Thanks to the "World Cup Sale", I'm trying network rendering for the first time in my life and I am very happy and impressed with how easy Maxwell is with this. I didn't even have to glance at the manual do it despite my not being a networking person at all. Very intuitive and easy, at least to me. So, thanks NL team!
As the title says, I may have found a tiny hiccup in workflow due to what seems to be a problem with carrying over a couple of numbers from the plug-in animation frame fields to the network wizard. Let's say my animation is frames from 0-125 and I want to render it all. In the Maxwell LW plug-in I would of course enter 0 and 125 for the start and finish frame numbers. When I get to the Maxwell Network Wizard settings page of the process, the plug-in will have sent all of the settings correctly except
that it will have upped the higher frame number by one or two. I.e., instead of 125 it will say 126. If I leave this as-is and try to proceed then the wizard it gives me a notice that the render will fail because there is no MXS for frame 126, so I must change the "126" back to "125". It's no big deal to change that one number, but it seems like a little bug so I figured I'd mention it. (Edit: Also, this glitch seems to always put "0" for the opening frame in the Network Wizard even if I enter a higher start frame in the plug-in.)
Any one else come across this?
Thanks for listening. Maxwell 2.1
Windows XP 32bit
LW plug-in 2.1.1