Rendering Cloud in 3DMax?

Is it possible to utilize cloud rendering with 2012 3DMax instead of Revit?
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  • Hi Paul,

    No, it's not. There have been a few threads on Max/Maya already. Search the forum for them.

    In a few words, with the cloud rendering engine (whic is not menta ray), we are targeting specifically the AEC visualization customers, and we don't support many of the Max/Maya features.

    Also, Max and Maya already have tons of network rendering/cloud rendering tools, and 3rd party renderers that Revit and AutoCAD users don't have.

    Rob
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  • Can you please explain to me some of these network rendering or cloud rendering tools? Becuase I do not know if any for high quality, still images. Only the networking for animations.

    Thanks
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  • Hi Paul,

    mental ray in Max can use DBR (Distributed Bucket Rendering), which allows you to break the rendering of a single image automatically to a number of slaves.

    If you install Max on other machines (no need to authorize it), it installs also a service (raysat) that listen for rendering requests.

    On the main computer you just need to go to the Rendering dialog, Processing tab, add the machines you prepared to the list, and enable it.
    Next time you press render they will all work together.

    Expect some network latency, and don't use more than 3-4 machines, or the network traffic might actually slow things down.

    There are other solutions, like scripts to stripe the images, but I don't have direct experience with them.

    Other renderers like Vray and Maxwell have similar solutions. But slave licenses might not always be free.

    Rob
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  • Hi, wanted to mention our EnFuzion and CloudFuzion products have a split image/tile render management capability. One can take an image slice into tiles, render on many machines and we put the image back together.

    Let us know if we can send on any information.

    Mike D.
    mike@cloudfuzion.com
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