My shadow turns off anytime I close the software

  • 3 October 2022
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So, I’m a blender guy and I use this like a render farm so I can continue to work on stuff. But when I close Shadow, everything turns off and my renders cannot continue. How do I keep shadow running so I can get these renders out. For extra context, I have the setting where you Shadow turns off everytime you close the app off. And I have the actual sleep settings set to never. Would appreciate any feedback, thank you for your time.

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Userlevel 4
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I recommend that you actively use your Shadow while you wait for a project to render. 


Currently, Shadow will automatically shut down after 30 minutes of inactivity and no direct inputs. Your Shadow will automatically shut down after 15 minutes if the app is closed: 


At this time, there is no way to avoid the auto-hibernation as our team has implemented it to preserve the hardware from degradation and over-clocking. As long as there is input detected (keystroke and/or mouse click), your Shadow should remain active. There isn't a way to toggle this feature off and any attempt to do so is against our Terms of Use:


If your Shadow is running but the app is not launched (such as connecting from other services), your Shadow will automatically shut down in 30 minutes to ensure that our resources and your Shadow runs efficiently. Please note that the timing can change in the future if our developers determine the need to.

Userlevel 5
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Shadow is not meant to be an unattended hosting service; you have many other options for that.