I’m new to 3ds Max and as I finished my first model, i wanted to render it in Full HD with couple more lightning effects. As it takes like 24 Hours fore a single image, i wanted to know if it is possible to connect to other computers, taking some of their resources.
in Detail i got a Computer(Win 7, Intel Q9950, 6 Gb Ram, ATI HD6970) and a Server(Ubuntu 10.4, Intel Core i7 980 Red.PS, 12 Gb Ram).
Cann i connect them and share resources?
The most common way of using multiple computers for rendering is to use Backburner, you can look it up on the help files in Max, however, it will only work across Windows machines for 3ds Max. You can also set up a Linux machine to run mental ray satellite to split the rendering buckets, but 3ds Max does not include a Linux version of that component.
Are you sure it really takes 24hrs to render a HD size image? I can’t help but feel that some optimisations could be made to your scene to make the frames faster to render, even without the extra render node.
3ds Max 2013, Windows 7 pro 64bit.
MSI NVidia GeForce GT240, 1GB DDR3 (Driver 286.19).
i7 2.93Ghz , 16Gb CORSAIR Vengeance RAM, DX9.0c.
I find upgrading to 2013 has improved my life considerably: Since render times have doubled, I’m able to spend a lot more time with the wife and kids, and playing my favourite PS3 games.
Sorry, that was a joke - although I am familiar with days off while rendering ;-).
lol, funny you say that, I have just started to use Rebus to kick things along a bit. :) Max 2013 is overall very slow for animation, I’m hoping the overdue hotfix will help. I don’t have PS3, but I have XBox and have started to use it while rendering, making previews, and doing cloth simulations. I just bought 6 new games, and spend more time going out with my wife than I did pre-Max2013. You may be joking, but I am living your comment. :)
First, optimize your scene a bit. 24 hours per frame would be fine if you are Pixar or ILM and rendering to a cinematic format, it seems unusually long for 1080p though.
Second, look for Backburner under the Windows menu>Programs>Autodesk>Backburner or browse to C:\program files(x86)\Autodesk\Backburner where you should be able to locate the Manager, Monitor and Server applications. Check the Help files on how to set up a render farm or search YouTube for a video for setting up Backburner.