I want to run Flamenco on the Blender Cloud server.

The installation of Flamenco Manager is OK (just be careful to run all the programs while being administrator). I downloaded the cloud add-on for Blender and now I can upload files in my Manager from Blender.

When I look at my Manager, my job is queued forever. I think it's normal because Flamenco Worker has not been installed yet.

The problem is precisely with Flamenco Worker:

  1. I don't know if the folder where I extract the ZIP file is important (I unzip it in the folder "Blender Foundation").

  2. When I run "flamenco-worker.exe" (in administrator mode), this appears in the black box and then the black box closes:

2020-05-29 11:47:15,572     INFO flamenco_worker.cli Starting Flamenco Worker 2.4

2020-05-29 11:47:15,572     INFO flamenco_worker.ssdp_discover Finding Flamenco Manager through UPnP/SSDP discovery.
  1. I have not really good knowledge in programming and in data management. And I don't understand very well the "READ-Me" inside the Flamenco Worker:
  • Install FFmpeg and make sure the ffmpeg and ffprobe binaries are on $PATH. If you only intend to run Flamenco Worker and not run any unit tests, you can skip ffprobe.
    • Install Flamenco Worker in one of two ways:
    • If you have a distributable zip file (see Packaging for distribution) unzip it, cd into it, then run ./flamenco-worker (or flamenco-worker.exe on Windows).
    • If you have a copy of the source files, run pipenv install then run flamenco-worker. This requires Python 3.7 or newer.

Do you have a solution?


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The question is about Flamenco v2. By now version 3 is released, which is considerably simpler to install & use. Check https://flamenco.blender.org for downloads & documentation.


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