How does it work?
Before we get to the installation:
A short overview on how Royal Render works.
How does it work
- Save Scene:
The artist has created a scene file. The scene file with all textures and source files is saved on the fileserver.
The data has to be on a fileserver as all machines need to access the files.
E.g. the folder C:\MySceneData is not located on each machine.
- Submit Job:
The artist starts the rrSubmitter via a plugin in the menu in the 3D/comp application.
The plugin will read all required information from the scene and sends it to the rrServer.
- Send Job:
The rrServer sends frames of each job to rrClients. The rrClients are either workstations or pure render farm machines.
- Load Scene:
The rrClient starts the 3D/comp application and loads the scene file from the fileserver.
- Write Frames:
The rrClient renders the frame numbers it has got from the rrServer.
Then it checks the frames and writes them to the fileserver.
- Check Job and Frames:
The artist checks the progress of the job via RR.
And the artist checks the rendered frames either via RR or loads them directly from the fileserver.