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garg
04-27-2003, 11:55 AM
For the last couple of months, Amleto has been going through beta testing. We are now proud to present our first final release of Amleto.

Amleto is a network-rendering tool for LightWave which has been designed to be easy to use and install. It differs completely from other network rendering software available as Amleto use the HTTP protocol, for communication between clients and the server, instead of file sharing.

This main difference give us the option to make Amleto able to install and configure LW on clients automatically as well as give the user the option to see the status via a web interface even remotely.

We have spent a lot of time to ensure that the whole process is easy to use and fast to set-up. Just install the Amleto client, connect to the server and within minutes it will have installed LSWN and will be ready to render your first project.

We have tried to keep the software simple to use and at the same time provide a full range of features. This is the current list of features in Amleto:

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Easy to set-up/install
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Auto installation and configuration of LWSN
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Real-time update of available nodes
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Easy to use interface
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Web interface
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Image preview
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Detailed log of activities
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Frame recovery system
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Render Single frame across multiple clients
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Up to 9 clients on the same host
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Web interface and network protocol are password protected
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Two types of network transfer
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Direct modification of rendering options

Even through we believe the software is easy to use and stable, we offer a lifetime free email support.

Currently the Amleto server runs only on Windows platforms and clients may run under Windows and Linux.

More information as well as a full functional trial can be found on our website:
http://www.rayserver.com

Sincerely,

Alain Bertrand, Stephen Moody

Hiraghm
04-27-2003, 01:00 PM
Sounds great! Why no Mac client?
If it works as advertised, I can see this being a very popular application. And the price seems reasonable, too.

garg
04-27-2003, 02:00 PM
As I do not have a mac, I have some problems to compile for mac. But it should not be difficult to port the linux client (100% C ansi) on Mac OS X.

If someone is interrested for the porting, please contact me ([email protected])

About the "If it works as advertised" try and see yourself :-) (free 14 days trial). It should be realy as I wrote :-)

Alain Bertrand

kenmac
04-27-2003, 03:10 PM
What's a Mac?

garg
04-27-2003, 10:38 PM
Apple computers :-)

ted
04-28-2003, 02:29 AM
Forrest Gump called it a "Fruit Company".;)

Matt
04-28-2003, 05:30 AM
not far from the truth, remember Apple was originally Apple Macintosh, which was Americas favourite apple, I think Steve Jobs had a thing about apples because he was on a fruitarian diet at the time!

Red_Oddity
05-06-2003, 02:39 AM
Great, another network render utility that costs a ****load...

Why doesn't Newtek adress this sore missing feature for LW...
Setting up a render network (especially Mac PC cross platform) is a pain in the butt...

DarkLight
05-06-2003, 04:46 AM
If you don't want to pay for a network rendering solution then Newtek supply a completly free network rendering solution with Lightwave.

These types of applications are not free because the developers have had to put a lot of time and effort into the development of them.

Red_Oddity
05-06-2003, 07:30 AM
Yup, true, but i also have put a lot of time and effort in making enough money to buy a couple seats of Lightwave.

A decent network rendering tools is essential, especially for a program like Lightwave, i just think NT have done a piss poor job on this side of their program:

-No adding or removing from nodes on the fly.
-No decent error handling.
-No decent logging.
-No error messages when a plugin is not found, it just renders crap.
-etc.

I'm getting by, don't get me wrong, but after struggling for 3 hours again last Friday, causing me to still be at the office at 12 o'clock at night while i could have gone out with some buddies instead should it have worked with a few clicks of my mouse...but nooooo...i was here, trying to figure out why Screamernet wasn't doing what i wanted it to do...

Matt
05-06-2003, 09:40 AM
it does need sorting ASAP!

garg
05-06-2003, 09:49 AM
What need sorting ? LW or Amleto ? And what do you mean by sorting ? What should be sorted ?

As we always listen to customer request. Or at least as much as possible :rolleyes:

Alain Bertrand