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10-20-2005, 08:19 PM
I need help setting up a render cow. I have 2 g5 2.7 gig machines in different rooms. I have airport extreme running on both. Can I setup a render cow over airport, will it be effective, and how do I do it?
How about trying it simply? I have no wireless so i canīt say, but i have 4 puters running in a mixed platform environment.
To setup the Cows is pretty easy. Install them on each machine you want to use, including the host one. And of course run them.
Then you need the ip addresses of the connected computers.
When you want to render via Cows you simply go to the render options and select HyperVue in the lower left corner of the menu. Keep in mind that RenderCows does not support 2.5D bluring - this is a postwork option - so that HyperVue is available directly only for "Preview", "Final" and "User" with this option clicked off. No need to worry, you have in your environment folder (inside your Vue application folder) the settings for the other render settings that you can load into "User", click off the blur and go.
Then you select render. First thing is to add the Cows. On Mac the only option functioning really (from my experience) is to add the Cows manually by ip address. If you enter that the computer will appear as "idle" in the list. You as well want to add the localhost (under that name) to the list. This is the RenderCow running on the host computer. If you donīt do that, the host computer will not render with the "gang".
That is it in fact. Then you simply render. On Mac you have a great extra. You can switch on or off Cows in the render process. So if you need one machine for a while, switch the Cow off (little tick to the left in the menu), do what you have to do and then switch it on again.
If your host application is updateds, the Cows will be automatically too when you first time try to use them. Cool.
10-21-2005, 05:23 AM
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