Rendering applications such as Maxwell Render
can utilise rendernodes. They effectively allow you to use the resources of other machines on your network to increase your overall rendering capacity. Typically, this is done to increase the speed at which renders can be completed and becomes even more useful when rendering animations which are simply a vast number of single renders in sequence.
Nodes may also be known as 'slaves'. In essence a node is a machine or processor that can be used to process the render. Some applications refer to an entire machine or its processor as a node, whilst others may classify any processing thread as a node (modern processors often incorporate multi-threaded, multiple cores). V-Ray and Maxwell Render consider a machine to be the node.
By joining up render nodes on a network in this way, you are creating a render farm.
Maxwell Render - Render Node Setup
V-Ray Distributed Rendering
Installing V-Ray for Rhino as a Render Node without Rhino
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Balancing render performance vs render time in KeyShot
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Maxwell Render V4 System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Maxwell Render V4 are as follows: Windows Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows Server 2012 or Windows 10 2 GHz Intel® Core2 processor, AMD Athlon 64 or better 1GB RAM minimum. 4 GB ...
SketchUp Crashes When I go to Render
This can be a common problem. Sketchup/Sketchup Pro only utilises one thread of a processor. Meaning that if you have a dual core, quad core and/or multithreaded processor, you receive no benefit when using Sketchup. One of the most ...
Installing a Floating License for Maxwell Render 4
Once you have installed your first instance of a Maxwell Render license, along with the RLM license server, you are ready to set up installs on other machines to take advantage of the floating license now running on RLM. Steps to follow.. Visit the ...