I'm trying to streamline a farm a bit more and was wondering if anyone has any experience with getting Nuke and Rush to use both render only licenses of Nuke and the interactive (GUI) licenses to render multiple frames.
The ideas is that if we have say 3 licenses which lets us background render on 3 machines but can also run 3 GUI licenses, then it would be great to send frames to machines using only GUI licenses and keep the render only licenses cycling through different machines. This is probably more of a python/Rush thing but it may also be Nuke's limitations.
The Nuke manual says:
"Use an interactive (nuke_i) FLEXlm license key. This flag is used in conjunction with background rendering scripts using -x. By default - x will use a nuke_r license key, but -ix will background render using a nuke_i license key."
I've tried incorporating and changing my submit-nuke script for Rush with different combinations of -i and -x and I could get it to use the interactive license but it seems to only send 1 frame to each machine and then leaves the GUI open not allowing other machines to open Nuke because all the licenses are in use. I have a feeling this is going to be quite a bit more difficult than I hoped but if anyone has any ideas it would be great.
Thanks in advance!