Recently I discovered that Deadline 6.0 doesn’t work with MtoA 1.0.x, and it’s because of a change to the MtoA verbosity levels controls in the Render Settings UI. I think an update for Deadline will soon take care of this problem.
This is the error that stops everything:
0: WARNING: Strict error checking on, ignoring the following unrecognized error or warning. If it is fatal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the error message. 0: STDOUT: Error: No object matches name: defaultArnoldRenderOptions.log_console_verbosity
At first, I “ignored” that error in the log, but after I eliminated all other possible causes, I came back to it.
I worked around it by editing the default MayaBatch.py file in the DeadlineRepository (on my machine, that’s here: C:\DeadlineRepository6\plugins\MayaBatch\MayaBatch.py).
Go to lines 910, 911, and 912, and change lines 911 and 912 to look like this:
elif self.Renderer == "arnold" or self.Renderer == "arnoldexport": self.Verbosity = self.GetPluginInfoEntryWithDefault( "ArnoldVerbose", "2" ) return 'removeRenderLayerAdjustmentAndUnlock defaultArnoldRenderOptions.log_verbosity; catch(`setAttr defaultArnoldRenderOptions.log_verbosity ' + self.Verbosity + '`);'
When you submit a job, make sure you set the Arnold verbosity level to 0, 1, or 2. Nothing higher.
I’ve resorted to exporting to ass files to get this to work. I’m using version 5.2 and your fix is a few lines up, but it worked!
Tell me, does your deadline give you percentage of completion per frame at all? Mine sits at 0% until done. Maxwell and Mental ray gave me frame progression.
Regarding 5.2, you can fix also the mayaCmd.py plugin editing line 270 from
#rendererArguments += ” -r arnold -v 5″
rendererArguments += ” -r arnold -ai:lve 5″
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I’m getting a syntax error on 5.2.
“Python Syntax Error: expected an indented block “