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Watermarks appearing on some frames of the final sequence

Hello again....

I am sorry for this never ending story but i am still having trouble getting the final result...shaders are working fine now and i rendered the whole sequenc but when i loaded the exr file into ae and played them towards the end i have some frames with watermarks all over...

rendered in 1080 / 1350 and 1080 /1920 and most ofit is fine but in both sequences towards the end

the watermarks appear for ca. one second...rendered stuff before but never had problems like this...

using a houdini indie license Houdini FX Version 18.5.696 python 3 with the according according arnlod setup-

hopefully some one has and idea. thank you!

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What kind of Arnold license?

You should enable Abort on License fail.

An Arnold log would show what licensing error happened. A watermark means the license check out fails. But that's all we know until we check a log, and until we know what type of license (for example, a network license checkout failure could be because of a connection problem, or because all licenses were already in use).

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ah okay i will check on that later..i had internet problems the other day and no connection for some time...so there need to be a stable connection all the time otherwise the render comes out with watermarks? because i did an over night render and today everything was back to normal without watermarks...

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No, you don't need a constant connection. You need only to connect once every 30 days (to keep the license active).

It's probably a timeout...every now and again the connection to the licensing service may take a few seconds too long, and so you get a watermark.

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hm okay thank you so far. is there a way to prevent this from happening....rendered again and everythin is fine but again for some frames the watermark pops up...
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hello again.. really don´t want to open a new topic again so here is a little update...tried to render overnight and this happened :

Error

Command Exit Code: 1

00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Received: AA: 3 3
00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Received: begin
00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Batch mode
00:00:00 73MB | log started Fri Oct 22 08:15:35 2021
00:00:00 73MB | Arnold 6.2.1.1 [fbf3b21a] windows clang-10.0.1 oiio-2.3.2 osl-1.12.0 vdb-7.1.1 clm-2.0.0.235 rlm-14.1.3 optix-6.6.0 2021/06/04 18:35:03
00:00:00 73MB | running on DESKTOP-UE73CRM, pid=8060
00:00:00 73MB | 1 x AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor (12 cores, 24 logical) with 65461MB
00:00:00 73MB | NVIDIA driver version 461.92 (Optix 60800)
00:00:00 73MB | GPU 0: GeForce RTX 3060 @ 1777MHz (compute 8.6) with 12288MB (10149MB available) (NVLink:0)
00:00:00 73MB | Windows 10 (version 10.0, build 19043)
00:00:00 73MB | soft limit for open files raised from 512 to 2048
00:00:00 73MB |
00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Start
00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Received: log_verbosity: 7942
00:00:00 73MB | [hick] Received: log_console_enable: 1


can play like one or two frames in ae and then nothins works anymore..startin to be really problematic...hopefully you have an idea here....thanks a lot and greetings!!!!

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no one has an idea?

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