Enjoy an accelerated workflow
The Network Manager makes network rendering with Indigo even simpler and more powerful.
The Network Manager acts as a coordinator between computers with scenes to render ("masters") and computers dedicated to assisting others with rendering ("slaves"), ensuring an even distribution of slaves among masters. This happens automatically, dramatically lowering administrative work for large rendering jobs.
With no extra set up effort, network rendering is a real time saver.
An uncluttered view of what you need to know
The network manager lists the currently active slaves and the masters to which they have been assigned, allowing the administrator to monitor how the computational pool is being allocated to render jobs. Useful information such as the masters' host and user names, and the status of each available network floating licence are available at a glance, with no complicated network settings to worry about.
The Network Manager conveys important information about your network rendering deployment without overwhelming you with details.
Deployment doesn't get any easier
Another important function of the Network Master is managing Indigo Floating Licences. Floating licences are particularly useful for companies and institutions wanting a number of licences that are not tied to a specific computer; the Network Manager then acts as a licensing server, allowing a number of computers on the network to accelerate the rendering process without having to worry about licensing details.
With the network manager present, starting up a render slave is all you need to do to accelerate your network renders.
Documentation and Purchasing Information
A pool of floating licences can be easily expanded to accommodate increased demand for rendering capacity - please contact us for purchasing information.
Preliminary documentation for the Network Manager can be found here.