• Copy the Digital asset musterscheduler.hda inside your otls folder (system wide or inside your documents Houdini folder under otls), this will let you override the scheduler job paramaters on a node base. The Python script is only required if you need to modify it
  • Copy also the script into your Houdini documents folder under pdg\types (i.e. My Documents\Houdini17.5 in Windows) or into the Houdini installation folder to install system-wide
  • Start Houdini, and follow the PDG guidelines by setting the Muster scheduler as the TOP node scheduler
  • Fill the scheduler parameters using your Dispatcher settings. Pay attention to the following things:
  • The default Working directory value of Houdini that defaults to $HIP is not used, the working directory is a combination of the Local Shared Root Path (The shared path to your farm data, i.e. Z:\renderfarm) and the Local Shared Folder (defaults to $HIPNAME, your scene name)
  • No dependencies to Muster are required, all the connections are handled with the REST APIs (HTTP(s)) so be sure your Muster web server is setup and running
  • Be sure to have to firewall running or add an exception on Houdini, the scheduler needs a local server on your GUI Houdini instance to receive callbacks and notifications of cooking status
  • Be sure your Houdini PDG template is well configured on your render clients, it should point it's home variable to your Houdini root installation folder. The default template ID is 86, you may change it into the PDG scheduler
  • The Houdini PDG template is supported on Muster 9.0.13 or greater

Happy Cooking!

  • muster/9.0/applications_plug-ins_connectors/houdinipdg.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/04/24 10:30
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