I am looking for a solution for a specific scenario a client is asking for. I am not looking for specific commands for now, only looking for a general route to go and maybe, if not possible at all, think of something else.
Here is the scenario:
Someone has a notebook with internet access, somewhere in the world. No 3ds Max license on it and the person operating does not know how to use 3ds Max.
In a web interface the person logs in his account, uploads an illustrator file and some settings like extrude by 5 and give it the blue material.
This should be send to a server with a licensed 3ds max on it, which opens a starting scene with camera, lights etc., imports the illustrator file, extrudes it, gives it the blue material - and renders it with render settings from the web interface.
When the rendering is finished, the image should be emailed automatically to the one who logged in previously.
This should work for several users simultaneously.
The part within 3ds Max is not the problem, I have already written a MaxScript doing the import-extrude-material-render-stuff. It is all the parts around that I do not know how to tackle. Is this basically possible, and if yes, what main components (software and hardware) would I need for that? If I have to hire a programmer for a certain task, I will do so, I still would need to know, which programming language is needed etc.
Any ideas are welcome!
Thanks a lot,