advanced rendering for AutoCAD
New to this forum, but I had a couple of questions regarding the nXtRender Farm that I haven't really seen answered on the forums.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. I've been running the renderings I do at 2000 passes and 1 task.
The nXt Render farm is a simple, in house, render farm-- NOT an online one. If you haven't set up any machines to access the files it will remain there forever.
The nXtModel is a binary dump of what the file looks like in memory. Lots of things can make it grow relative to file sizes. Trees, bitmaps, hdr files, tesselation of curved objects-- etc.
Thank you for your fast response Roy. My co-workers and I all have nXt Render farm on our systems; correct me if I am wrong but if render farm as a program works as an in-house render farm it is acting as conduit if you will for our systems to work as a distributive or collaborative farm?
Yep, that's about it. The individual "farmers" need to be running on each participating machine. They all watch a common "Farm Folder" which needs to be read/write accessible to everyone. They'll latch on to any available task and run with it. Beware of slow networks and slow machines-- this all tends to work best with uniform systems.
That was very helpful and I was better able to communicate with my fellow co-workers and management how things are operating. We are currently in a transition to fiber optic and with this information I have additional information for my proposal of investing in further tech capital like the beginning of a dedicated render farm.