View Full Version : Remote render/personal render farm?

07-27-2004, 06:26 AM

I wonder if anyone's figured out how to do this.

I travel with my Powerbook, which is where I do most of my Lightwaving. It ain't as speedy as my home-based Powermac (dual G5).

So here's the question:

With an internet-connected laptop, can one use the desktop machine for remote rendering?

I think you can, but has anyone actually done this?

07-27-2004, 10:30 AM
You need to be able to remotely control applications on your desktop machine. This requires remote access (an IP address you can get at), and something like Timbuk-2 or Apple Remote Access to access the desktop applications on that machine. I haven't done it but this is a rough guess at how:

1) Log into the machine from your remote location.
2) Transfer the files to be rendered
3) Ideally, set up a Mode-3 render so you can just use LWSN (see the variety of Mac tools to do this, including my own)
4) Launch the remote LWSN, and log out of the machine.

It should render what you've set up, but, as I mentioned, I've not done this before -- this is just how it should work.

07-27-2004, 03:24 PM
I'd thought about the remote desktop. . .that seems like a practical idea, although I'm fuzzy on some of the "how to"

but what about Screamernet? [I'm going to post this in that forum, too] Is it possible to have a "remote node"?

07-30-2004, 09:14 AM
Slightly off topic but interesting all the same:

Check out this online lightwave renderfarm https://renderplanet.com/

it's free for non-priority jobs that will take less than
2 hours, you can also pay for priority.

their farm has 46 Athlons