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how do u set max up to render from a render farm
show user profile  digital3ds
So, i need to render my scene, but my computer at home doesnt have enough memory. At school, there is a network named "Render Farm", but apparently since they switched to windows 7, none of the teachers can get it to work. What kind of info do u gurus need to help me figure this out. I need to render a scene (not animated) using the schools render farm, but I dont know how.

Any help would be great
- Mike Sawicki




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10/25/2011 9:03:26 PM (last edit: 10/25/2011 9:03:26 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
there's a check box in the render dialog "net render" that'll need to be checked on.


on each farm machine, you need to have backburner (i'm assuming your using backburner since your a school) up and running in slave mode.

then on one main computer, you'll need to have the backburner manager running.

if you leave all the options to search automatically for the farm machines, the manger should find them without much issue. "should".


then launch the monitor to see that you have access to the computers and submit via the net render dialog (a secondary dialog will come up once you click render and "net render" is checked on).



all of this is covered in your manual too.

-Marko Mandaric



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10/25/2011 9:08:37 PM (last edit: 10/25/2011 9:08:37 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
thanks man, ill try it out

- Mike Sawicki




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10/25/2011 10:11:51 PM (last edit: 10/25/2011 10:11:51 PM)
show user profile  laptop
I might be wrong but I think you also need to make sure that each machine can see the same materials - anyway, I've had problems with this in the past.
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10/27/2011 11:51:06 AM (last edit: 10/27/2011 11:51:06 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Laptop: I think you're right, although I think that if you set the project folder correctly and keep all relevant textures etc. in the right folders it's ok. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Stewart


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10/27/2011 2:07:29 PM (last edit: 10/27/2011 2:07:29 PM)
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