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#385617
Hello,

I'd like to use the 'Materials' section in the 'Attributes Panel' to globally define a mxm for the default material.

This works fine within local single render jobs.

With a network render job (cooperative) I found no way to make it work.
In a network render job the setting for the default material is ignored.

Can anybody help?
Any ideas?

Thank you in advance
Umdrehung
#385637
Are you sure that default material is being sent to the nodes? Have you tried with send dependencies on? The nodes simply render a scene with Maxwell, so any settings in that MXS files are read the same, whether you are rendering locally or through Network. I would try to transfer that MXS to a render node, start Maxwell there and try to render the scene (just locally on that node, not through Network) - see if it renders with the default material or not. If it can't find it, you need to maybe place this MXM in a networked folder and link to it using UNC path: \\thecomputer\mxm folder\default.mxm
#385641
@Mihal
I'm pretty sure, that the material is not sent to the nodes. Although I always make the checkmark 'send dependencies'.
I'm not sure, what you mean with "transfer the mxs to a render node manually". Do you mean 'copy it manually' over the network or do I do it with some mechanism within Maxwell Network monitor? If I copy it manually everything is just as you expect: the link to the default material that is embedded in the mxs doesn't work anymore, so Maxwell renders with the standard default material instead. So I will try to generate a UNC path (I'm not sure, if this works in a Mac network.).
Thank you so far - I will keep you informed.
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