V-Ray 8.30 [Network Rendering]

Using the distributed rendering network to speed up renderings.


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  • Note: The distributed rendering instructions below are designed to work in the ET labs at DVC, unless your computer is on a network with DR Spawners these instructions will not speed up renderings.
  1. Open the V-Ray options panel and expand the "System" drawer.
  2. Turn "distributed rendering" on by checking the box. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  3. Click on the hosts button and in the V-Ray Distributed Rendering Settings dialog box, click on the "Find Servers" button.
  4. The system should find at least 1 "Unused DR Spawner," click Yes to add them to your network.
  5. If you only found 1 host, you may need to manually add additional hosts.  Click on the "Add Server" button and type renderfarm.  Click ok. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  6. If you wish to acquire additional servers for your network, you can find the ip addresses of other computers in the lab (see below).
    1. Open the command prompt on your computer (search for "cmd" and open)
    2. Type ipconfig into the command line.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
    3. Look for the IPv4 address of your computer.  It should be something like 10.24.199.3
  7. Click on the "Add Server" button again and use the first 3 numbers of the IP address of your computer and change the last number to be between 1 and 33. (For example, you could add 10.24.199.1, 10.24.199.2, 10.24.199.12, and 10.24.199.33)  Click ok after each IP address.
    • Note: You should add up to five (5) render servers.  Adding more (unless you have a gigantic rendering to perform) can actually slow down the rendering and cause errors as you wait for other machines to finish.
  8. Once you have added all of your servers, check the boxes next to each server's name and click the "Resolve Server" button. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  9. Click ok.  You should now be able to render using the distributed rendering service. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]