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Old 01 January 2013   #1
Setting up a render farm?

Hey,

I'm trying to set up a small render farm at work, with another two machines and also mine.

I'm using 3dsmax 2013 and the latest copy of backburner.

I currently have 3dsmax installed and working with backburner on my machine.


I now need to know the step to set it up with other machines? ie. Do I need to install 3dsmax and backburner on every machine (I assume so so that they all have the renderer) If this is the case do I have to have a new license for each machine. How do I link them, Just by computer name?

Any info on this would be so helpful.

Thanks!
 
Old 01 January 2013   #2
yes, install both and you'll use manager on your workstation and run server on the other nodes.. you do not need a license on the nodes. They'll communicate based on IP address...

here's a simple guide: http://www.synergis.com/uploads/res.../backburner.pdf
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Old 01 January 2013   #3
Originally Posted by tswalk: yes, install both and you'll use manager on your workstation and run server on the other nodes.. you do not need a license on the nodes. They'll communicate based on IP address...

here's a simple guide: http://www.synergis.com/uploads/res.../backburner.pdf


Awesome thanks, When installing 3ds on one of the nodes though what product key should i use? just the same one? as the host?
 
Old 01 January 2013   #4
No need to register 3dsmax on the rendernodes.
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Old 01 January 2013   #5
If you are thinking to setup multiple computers together and want to use one keyboard/mouse only I ll recommend you "input director" works awesome and its free.
 
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