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    One approach that might cut down on **some** of...

    One approach that might cut down on **some** of the end user confusion is if the macOS based mental ray installer placed customized copy of the "com.nvidia.FNPLicenseServerManager.lmadmin.plist" file...
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    Would you be willing to take a screenshot of the...

    Would you be willing to take a screenshot of the mia_material_x materials based passes items that show up in the Maya Render View "File > Load Render Pass" menu?

    Then manually launch the...
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    Hi 4dmaze. Can you check your Maya Render...

    Hi 4dmaze.



    Can you check your Maya Render Log file to see what error message is printed when the batch rendering is started? You may have to temporarily increase the Maya Batch Render dialog's...
  4. Are you able to set the renderer to the old...

    Are you able to set the renderer to the old school "Maya software renderer" for the scene for just a moment to see if the core issue is Maya 2017 Update 3 + the Render Setup system? How does the Maya...
  5. If you start with a new Maya scene and add an...

    If you start with a new Maya scene and add an object like a polygon cube to a render setup based render layer and to a collection as well do you get the same error message?
  6. Mental Ray 3.14 Standalone and Houdini 16

    Hi. Does anyone have experience with using Mental Ray + Houdini in the current decade? :D

    I was wondering if there is any interest on NVIDIA's part in supporting and encouraging a Mental Ray 3.14...
  7. Hi Marti. In your case since you are using...

    Hi Marti.

    In your case since you are using Windows along with a Pro GPU license, I believe the troubleshooting steps for your render job failures would rely mainly on finding an error message in...
  8. Do you have a Maya Render Log file from a job...

    Do you have a Maya Render Log file from a job that failed? That could help track down the error output from the failing job.

    You can also check if the FlexNet floating licensing system is the...
  9. If you want to track the floating license...

    If you want to track the floating license checkouts go to the FlexNet Publisher web UI:

    http://YourLicenseServerName:8090

    On the top right of the FlexNet Publisher webpage click on the...
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    Hi 4dmaze. It looks like the issue you are...

    Hi 4dmaze.

    It looks like the issue you are experiencing is due to the fact the imf_disp program is no longer distributed in mental ray 3.14 as a macOS .app package and is instead shipped as a flat...
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    Hi vuhoangduy137. As far as Maya 2016 goes,...

    Hi vuhoangduy137.

    As far as Maya 2016 goes, mental ray 3.14 for Maya 2016 is available for the base version of Maya 2016 but not for the (Maya 2016.5) Extension 2 release.

    If you want to use...
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    Hi Puppet. There is some hope for your issue...

    Hi Puppet.

    There is some hope for your issue in the latest Maya 2017 Update 3 release that has a solution to fix the graphics glitches that happen over Windows Remote Desktop connections.

    It...
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    Hi Pixelwash. The Maya 2017 Render Settings...

    Hi Pixelwash.

    The Maya 2017 Render Settings Window presets format was changed by Autodesk for all renderers and your question is not strictly a NVIDIA mental ray specific thing. Here is a Maya...
  14. Hi megakyle83. Did you mean to say that your...

    Hi megakyle83.

    Did you mean to say that your renderings in Maya were ending up in your current project's "images/tmp/" folder vs going to the "images/" folder?
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    From re-reading w0LVERINe's message, I believe...

    From re-reading w0LVERINe's message, I believe part of the issue he is experiencing is a problem with the current return error code value issued by Maya Batch / ray when a mental ray 3.14 licensing...
  16. Hi Nicolò. Are you running a paid licensed...

    Hi Nicolò.

    Are you running a paid licensed version of mental ray for Maya? The free version of mental ray 3.14 that runs in a license free mode in Maya does not support network rendering/batch...
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    Hi. You can now register to watch a video replay...

    Hi. You can now register to watch a video replay of Bart and Peter's latest Webinar "Rendering with NVIDIA mental ray for Maya" on the NVIDIA website. This registration will link you to a 1 hour long...
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    Are you trying to add a floating license for...

    Are you trying to add a floating license for mental ray?

    If you have a mental ray floating license that is being served by a Flexnet Publisher "lmadmin" server then you would need to enter the...
  19. Your issue is probably related simply to the...

    Your issue is probably related simply to the options you have set up in your Maya Render Settings Window > Common Tab. Make sure your Frame/Animation Ext: option set to name.#.ext. This would give...
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    Thanks for replying to this thread with an update. :)
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    Are you also getting a Maya startup error message...

    Are you also getting a Maya startup error message like "Color Management: Failed to apply color management settings on file open: Failed to finalize the color transform..." on the Remote Desktop ...
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    Thanks Bart. That is really nice to hear! In...

    Thanks Bart.

    That is really nice to hear! In previous mr 3.14 release candidate versions creating a Launch Daemon file was more complex for me as I seem to remember the WorkingDirectory command...
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    macOS Launch Daemons

    Hi Bart.

    Thanks for posting the FlexNet Publisher details on how to set up a mental ray 3.14 on macOS floating license.

    I wanted to share an example macOS Launch Daemon (launchd) file I created...
  24. To make it easier to use mental ray standalone...

    To make it easier to use mental ray standalone from the command prompt, you will want to open your Windows "System" control panel and edit the %PATH% environment variable to add the mental ray...
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    Hi. Can you open up the Maya Script Editor window...

    Hi. Can you open up the Maya Script Editor window and switch to the "MEL" tab.

    Then paste in and run the following MEL code that will print out the location of the "MAYA_PRESET_PATH" environment...
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