I work at a small video production company in Chicago and we run an Avid Unity server with a mixed setup of PCs and Macs. I work off of and store my aftereffects and C4d project files through a fiber network on a mac, the art director does the same on a PC. Occasionally, I will render something out through C4d to import in AE and am having a problem with missing frames and other minor technical issues. I am considering just creating my project locally, and only rendering out my final comps though aftereffects over the network.
Does anyone have any similar issues? Any recommendations? Any good resources with working with a similar setup to try and ease the process, or will it always be a pain in the ass?
Also, I try and do a network render through both C4d and AE from windows based machines. The problem with the C4d net render is that it doesn't save my TIFF sequences to the specified network drive, but it saves them locally on my mac in the users/administrator/projectfile/results files, from there I copy them over to the network drive which can be time consuming if it is a long sequence. The problem with the AE network render is that, it can't reference my TIFF sequences on the network, font problems, and certain assets are missing. Is there something I'm missing, I've tried everything.
The network is all windows based machines, which I'm assuming is part of the problem when I'm on a Mac. I think it has something to do with the way that Macs name the network drives (i.e.- gfx2) whereas windows will name it with a drive letter (i.e.- U:gfx2).