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Mike Truly

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Network Render Install of FP3?
« on: June 06, 2008, 05:21:20 PM »
Hi Carlos,

Congrats on the new version... I'm excited about it... thank you!

One question on installing for network rendering.  When I did my installs on all systems... there was not much choice on what to install until the end when it asked if I wanted to install the license and authorize.

On the render slaves, I chose to install the license because that is what I've always done in the past with FP installs but I chose NOT to activate the license on these render slaves.

Is this the proper install method?  I won't have problems on my slaves when I go to do a network render will I?

Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Mike Truly
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Re: Network Render Install of FP3?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 05:55:01 PM »
Hi Mike,

Thanks you for using our software  ;D

You don't need to install the license on the render slaves, is not used. There must not be problems, but if you don't like to have inactive licenses on disk, remove the "<licensenumber>.sls" file from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Itoo Software\Licenses.

Perhaps for the next release we will include a "Slave render" option in the installer.

Btw, the only files needed for slaves are:

* <maxdir>\plugins\ForestPackPro.dlo
* <maxdir>\mentalray\shaders_autoload\include\FShader.mi
* <maxdir>\mentalray\shaders_autoload\shaders\FShader3.dll
* The distribution maps from "C:\Program Files\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro\distmaps\images", that can be copied to any texture folder
* And of course, the tree textures

(more info about Forest files: http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=forest_install)

All these files can be installed on network paths if you configure 3DS to use them (as shared plugins, Mental Ray shaders and textures).



Carlos Quintero
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Re: Network Render Install of FP3?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 06:09:50 PM »
Thanks for the info Carlos... I have already installed all the licenses (but not activated) so I will leave them for now.  (Since I'm a one-man-band, no one else will take them!).

Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Mike Truly
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