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Remote Render

Posted: Mon, 13th Mar 2006, 6:48pm

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Roozer

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Here's an idea that I would find very useful: Network Render! (Especially with the computer problems I've been having.)

If you came out with an inexpensive program which would render a project on another computer, I would find it extremely useful.

There are two methods I see:
Strip everything off of VisionLab except for the capability of rendering and turn it into a command-line driven program. That way, I could copy a project directory to another computer and have it render while I continue work on the movie. (If the command-line parameters told the client where a "project directory" was located, it could look for each media clip in the project directory and subdirectories instead of the hard-coded path.) This option would be nice as you could probably have something out without too much effort.

Create a "server" which you could install on a network PC. In VisionLab, you could click "Network Render" instead of "Render" and it would automatically copy/share the necessary project files to the remote computer and have it render the project. Sure, the copy would take a while, but I wouldn't mind if I could continue working on my movie. (You'd probably have to use WinSock or something like that to get around network security, so this option could take some work.)

If you ever decide to make this program, I would recommend making the client accept only an encrypted project file. That way, people couldn't hack features they don't own. (modify the XML file to include additional components only available in VisionLab.
Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 12:10am

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Roozer

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I take it no one else is interested?
Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 4:22pm

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alpha54

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I would be if I ever did anything very complex, but so far I've only really been using EffectsLab for some minor effects stuff so its fine to render on the main computer...
Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 4:48pm

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Erfa

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Well, network rendering would be cool. But I would only use it if I didn't have to buy a licens for the other computer(s). Some sort of free client application would be good.
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 1:04am

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Roozer

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You know, a lot of professional 3D modeling/video editor programs have a network render option. I believe people do their editing and then send it to the super computers for the actual processing... Unless I'm mistaken.