View Full Version : Max 5 - Network Rendering?
Does anyone here know how to set up network rendering? I've got a couple of machines that could help cut my rendering time down if I only knew how to get them to work!
Or is there somewhere I can look to find info about this?
28-03-2003, 11:01 AM
Firstly, when u r ready to render, fire up the backburner manager and server in the machines u r going to use (Server in the machines u want to render and manager in only one machine. u can also run the server in the machine in which u run the manager also). Then switch on the net render option in the render dialog and click on render. Now a new dialog should appear and click on connect in it. When connected it should show the name of the machine in which u have the manager running. select it and click on submit. Now the rendering should start in the machines in which the servers are running.
This is a really short and vague idea as its not possible to explain everything here.:)
28-03-2003, 11:06 AM
let me also add that when you do a net render that you must render each frame to a .bmp and once the render is finished you have to put them together. also make sure the frames are in a public folder that all computers have access to. those two things caused me a lot of trouble in the past =p
31-03-2003, 05:57 PM
Yep, not just bmp but any image sequence like targa, tiff, png, etc. I guess only renderman and mentalray have the ability to netrender avi files.
31-03-2003, 09:17 PM
ive already answered this and twice
two differnt threads.
31-03-2003, 09:38 PM
Yeah, what they said. I prefer tiff files myself. If you save to tiff, make sure you enable its lossless compression. When rendering a sequence, a few hundred Kb off of the file sizes really adds up!
Also, all this stuff IS in the reference, you know.
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