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can an AE CS6 render farm open CS5 projects?


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#1 destro

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:31 AM

We just got a new render farm where I work. It's running 5 nodes with AE CS6 looking at a watch folder. Everything is Windows 7.

 

I'm getting a "render control file not valid" when saving to the watch folder from a copy of CS5. 

 

Anyone come across this before?

 

 

 



#2 Aaron Scott

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Nope, AE's background renderer chokes when it gets a CS5 file. It needs to be converted to CS6, which is fine if you're using the GUI -- it'll prompt you to convert it when it opens it -- but if you're skipping that and going straight to the render it won't do it for you. You'll have to either convert it to CS6 or set up a CS5 watch folder.

 

At least, I'm assuming that's the case -- I haven't used watch folders in years, but that's how the command-line renderer works, which I assume is more or less the same thing.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

Thanks Aaron. As far as I know none of our workstations have CS6 on them anyway so putting CS5 on the render farm sounds like a good solution.






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