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Start backburner twice
show user profile  killerbee2
anyone knows if it's possible to launch a backburner server twice on the same computer ?
As my computerspecs are often not fully used I wonder if it's possible to fake a second server on the same computer and have it render twice. (Now I allready render often like 1x backburner, 1x max while rendering AE while working on another instance of AE.)

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7/15/2012 3:22:46 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 3:22:46 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
could run a second instance under vmware workstation though I doubt it's worth the effort.

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7/15/2012 3:27:01 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 3:29:23 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I'm pretty sure it's worth the effort as now I'm allready doing it by hand but I want it automated.

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7/15/2012 3:35:47 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 3:35:47 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
I meant the hit for running in a vm might make it inefficient.

if you can run two instances straight, sure that's better.

not what you asked for, but what about vray embree - is that any good ?

the original embree used your full system resources if I recall so the vray munge might do also, though you'll probably need a vray setup. just a thought.
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7/15/2012 3:43:19 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 3:50:00 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I'm testing vrayembree now and boy oh boy, this thing flies. They defenatly should implement it as standard into vray. Got a solid speedincrease of 30+% on the renders. So that helps allready but I still want multiple copies running as the scene I'm rendering atm doesnt go higher then 40% on cpu while rendering.

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7/15/2012 4:30:11 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 4:30:11 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
can you bump up the thread priority to use a little more from

task manager->processes->set priority ?


task manager->processes->set affinity

- check it's running on all processors
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7/15/2012 5:06:10 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 5:06:10 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
doesnt change a thing cause it's a rather "light" scene.

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7/15/2012 5:15:04 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 5:15:04 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
also try windows 8 sometime. you *might* get better performance as you'd think they'd improve the scheduler in newer versions. no evidence to back this up so it's an idea rather than a recommendation.

won't help with max renders, but now you're on softimage, get a linux (mint/64 recommended) test system installed on a spare drive on that machine, install soft for linux & see if you get better rendering performance than windoze.

disconnect your normal system drives while you're experimenting (when the system is turned off) to ensure you don't screw anything up.
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7/15/2012 5:29:48 PM (last edit: 7/15/2012 5:35:39 PM)
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