Job Submission

You can submit LuxRender Worker jobs from the Monitor, which can be used to reserve render nodes for distributed rendering. Note, you will need to manually configure/update your locally running LuxRender UI “network” queue to point to the correct, corresponding Deadline Workers or IP addresses, over an identical port number.


Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation. The LuxSlave specific options are:

  • Maximum LC Workers: The maximum number of Luxconsole Workers to reserve for distributed rendering.

  • Port Number: Override the default Luxconsole Worker TCP port number of 18018 to use.

  • Threads: The number of threads to use. Specify 0 to use the same number of threads as there are CPUs.

  • Verbosity Level: The level of verbosity to use.

Plug-in Configuration

You can configure the LuxSlave plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the LuxSlave plug-in from the list on the left.


Console Executables

  • Luxconsole Executable: The path to the luxconsole executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.

Luxconsole Worker Options

  • Write film to disk before transmitting: Write film to disk before transmitting.

  • Specify the cache directory to use: Specify the local cache directory to use instead of the default: local user’s temp directory.

Worker Process Handling

  • Handle Existing Worker Process: Either Do Nothing, FAIL on existing Worker process or KILL the existing Worker process if already running.

Worker Session Timeout

  • Worker Session Auto Timeout Enable: Enable to force Worker Session to be marked as complete after a Worker Session closes on a Deadline Worker.

  • Worker Session Auto Timeout (Seconds): Worker Session minimum timeout before last closed Worker Session is marked as complete on Deadline Worker (seconds).


Currently, there are no FAQs for this plug-in.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known LuxSlave error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this plug-in.