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  10 October 2012
turn mental ray satellite on and off


is there a way to start and stop mental ray satellites manually instead of using the service (in win 7)? I don't feel like always playing in my rayhost neither, I'd like to control it from the satellite station.

I mean like an icon/window that you launch and stays there, and then close if you want to shutdown the satellite.

I feel like I am asking for a new software lol


Last edited by RickToxik : 10 October 2012 at 01:38 AM.
  10 October 2012
You cant, if you would while rendering the render would be broken and wont start with the nex frame while batch rendering. If you are concernd of the lag while rendering you could use a tool named "prio", it saves the priority you set in TaskManager, so you always can run the satellites in idle mode.
  10 October 2012
PS and oh i forgot if thats not sufficient to reduce the lag completely you additionally should try to assign only a single core (respectively 2 ht cores on an Intel sys) to your application you are working with on your satellite machine, that finally should do the trick.
  10 October 2012
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