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serpicolugnut
02-10-2003, 08:05 AM
According to this story in Business Week

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2003/tc2003025_0198_tc056.htm


According to folks inside Apple's Rendezvous development program, a prominent maker of 3-D rendering software will release a new version of its product with Rendezvous compatibility. Aside from allowing graphics geeks to share images and information, the software will have the ability to check CPU (central processing unit) usage on other Rendezvous-enabled machines around the office -- and send intensive tasks to the computer currently handling the lightest workload. It's a form of distributed computing with no middleman required.

Hmmmm. Could this be Lightwave? My first guess is Cinema 4D, because they have a track record of implementing platform specific features, whereas Newtwek tries to make their app more platform agnostic.

wapangy
02-10-2003, 09:07 PM
I hope so...

What happened to that linux render node that was supposed to be out in december anyway?

Chazz
02-11-2003, 11:53 AM
The rumors going around seem to point to Pixar's PRMan running under Linux. No mention as to whether it's running on Apple's hardware...but it sounds pretty cool nonetheless!