Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362 64 Bits
Graphics card: Quadro P2000/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 417.71
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 10), branch: master, commit date: 2019-09-10 22:12, hash: rB4ce3fbd52ae8
Short description of error
I can't seem to get Verts- or Faces-Instanced metaballs to render, but they show up nicely in the viewport. This behaviour can be observed with Eevee and Cycles.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
In a fresh standard Blender scene create a metaball mesh, parent that to the standard cube and activate Verts or Faces Instancing in the context menu of the cube. Now render and (I) get a blank screen.