[arnold] Getting RLM diagnostics from Arnold


If you want to double-check what license servers Arnold is trying to connect with, set the log verbosity level to the maximum, and you’ll get something like this:

' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:00  438mb   [rlm] checking connection to license servers ...
' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:05  438mb   [rlm]  5053@STEPHEN-PC ... DOWN
' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:05  438mb   [rlm]  5053@SOLIDANGLE-PC ... UP
' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:05  438mb   [rlm] found 1 license servers
' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:15  438mb   [rlm] checkout of arnold (version 400) from SOLIDANGLE-PC OK
' INFO : [arnold] 00:00:15  438mb   [rlm] expiration date: 31-dec-2013 (190 days left)
  • In Softimage, set the Verbosity to Debug.
  • In Maya, set the Verbosity Level to 6.
  • On the kick command line, specify -v 6.

Texture search paths


With Arnold there are two things in an ASS file that specify the location of a texture file:

  • The texture filename, which can be an absolute or relative path.
  • The texture_searchpath in the render options. The texture_searchpath is used only if the texture filename is a relative path (for example: “sourceimages/example.tiff”.
  • For example, if the texture filename was a relative path, you might have something like this in an ASS file:

    options
    {
     ...
     texture_searchpath "//server/projects/test"
     ...
    }
    
    MayaFile
    {
     ...
     filename "sourceimages/noicon.png"
     ...
    }