State Sets and network rendering

Posted by MaxStation, 21 June 2012 9:48 am

The tick box for network rendering has disappeared from the UI, instead you can use MAXScript to toggle network rendering on or off so that it gets recorded in the State Set.

This post is just a quick overview of how you can make this works in 3ds Max 2013, see Gary's post on his Amalgamation blog for all the details: quick-fix---3ds-max-2013-state-sets-and-network-rendering

You can use the following two MAXScript commands in the MAXScript Listener to switch network rendering on or off (watch Gary's video on how to create a button):

  • rendusenet=true
  • rendusenet=false

That way you can record the changes in the States:

staesets netwrender



Posted 25 June 2012 6:32 am

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Posted 22 March 2013 12:56 pm

Thank you very much for that. I was searching about one hour to get the old functionality back. Both in the English and German help file of MAX 13 Design the old version is explained: "The Network Job Assignment dialog is accessible when you turn on the Net Render toggle. The Net Render toggle can be accessed from three different dialogs used for rendering.
1.Rendering menu > Render Setup > Render Setup dialog > Render Output group"
So I searched and searched, thought my eyes have a selective cognition problem...
Would be great if Autodesk would reinsert the old toggle into the render dialog window.

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