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pilkiwilky
12-12-2003, 02:30 PM
OK, I have 2 questions on this:

1) Do you have to purchase a seperate copy of Lightwave for each node or networked computer you use?

2) Can you network a master computer which is a MAC to use PC's on the same network?

Cheers

Matt
12-12-2003, 03:29 PM
1) No, Network rendering in LightWave has unlimited nodes

2) It's possible, but due to the way different processors handle some math, surfaces using procedural textures (fractal noise for example) will renders out slightly differently which is a problem for animations, stills might be okay.

If you were just using the Mac as a control machine and all the rendering was done on the PCs, then that would be okay.

Hope that helps
Matt

pilkiwilky
12-12-2003, 03:35 PM
do I have to buy screamernet for the PC if I only have a mac lightwave license?

Matt
12-12-2003, 04:53 PM
If your LW is a recent version it should have both Mac and PC installs to go with your duo-dongle, if that's the case then no, you'll have all the files needed for Mac/PC network rendering.

pilkiwilky
12-12-2003, 04:56 PM
bingo!

Thanks