View Full Version : Distributed Rendering in 7.5/8?

12-13-2003, 10:18 AM
I am considering the purchase of lw and wonder about it's distributed rendering capabilty - is there any? how is it setup - and how do they charge ? do I have to buy extra licenses for each machine or what?

12-13-2003, 10:41 AM
ScreamerNet is LightWave's bundled Network Rendering software - you can use unlimited render nodes at no extra charge and you can run multiple instances on multi-CPU computers.

It runs on both PC and the Mac and in theory you can set up a render farm that combines both platforms (although in practice this is a little tricky due to differences in networking conventions).

Typically ScreamerNet is controlled from within LightWave but there are several 3rd party controllers available too (including some freeware ones).