View Full Version : A stupid network rendering question.

09 September 2004, 03:26 AM
I have a stupid question about network rendering.

I have about 4 computers on a 10 mbps lan. But I have maya installed on the more powerfull computer. Now can I, using a program like renderpal utilize all the 4 machines to render a scene???

I mean can i use all the processing power 4 machines without installing maya on the client machines to render the scene.

I hope my problem is clear


09 September 2004, 03:39 AM
As far as I know you need to have maya installed on your other machines.

Your network render needs to look for the mayabatch.exe to network render.

Good luck.

09 September 2004, 03:56 AM
But I read on some threads u dont need it??

I am using mental ray for maya to do it. Actually the frame (yes its and image not an animation) is quite hefty for one computer to handle on its own so I dont know if it is possible to pool the processing power of all the 4 machines and render the frame.

Can it be done? If yes, how?
Does anyone know a good tutorial or something like that?

09 September 2004, 04:41 AM
I think 990 render license that are included is for Maya Software renderer only. In case you want to render using mental ray with multiple hosts, you need Mental Ray stand alone renderer.

09 September 2004, 05:15 AM
Cheers guys

Im gonna give this a go.

09 September 2004, 12:14 PM
Try here


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