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"Flood" fluid dynamic system

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Guest superegophobia

http://software.franticfilms.com/index.aspx?page=flood

 

stumbled on this when i was reading up on Deadline render farm; some nice QTs. i know there's a couple of other fluid simulators but what's up w/ them all being proprietary?

 

anyway on related note i was finally able to get Maya satellite to work but it likes to crash a lot. Any advice on dedicated render farm managers (for Maya)? A friend gave me a used P4 PC so now i could use a Windows Server manager, but it'd need to also have OS X clients for the G5/G4.

 

Guess my options are Muster, Deadline, Rush and ButterflyNetRender. Muster and ButterflyNetRender both have good prices for small render farm solutions (less than 5 computers), so any input on either of these would be great.

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Guest three5

http://www.drqueue.org/

 

free open source maya render manager. caviat: takes effort to set up and get working properly.

 

note to self: finish getting dr queue set up and working properly.

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Guest sl3966

Well, I have around 8-10 computers here at the house (much to my wifes dismay) I have used Muster, Pixar's RAT with Alfred, Spider, and Smedge. My favorite by far for set-up and ease of use is Smedge. Its awesome and so easy to use my wife can submit jobs to it. Spider is free last time I checked but the support is kind of lacking. Hope that helps.

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Well, I have around 8-10 computers here at the house (much to my wifes dismay) I have used Muster, Pixar's RAT with Alfred, Spider, and Smedge. My favorite by far for set-up and ease of use is Smedge. Its awesome and so easy to use my wife can submit jobs to it. Spider is free last time I checked but the support is kind of lacking. Hope that helps.

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thx for the info. i would try out the demo for Smedge but the problem is they don't have OS X clients, it's PC only... i need something that's cross platform. How'd you like Muster? I know that one is pretty cheap and the client works w/ OS X.

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Muster was good it was just getting on my nerves because it needs it's own account on my domain and it was giving me trouble with permissions. Give it a try

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Guest three5

oh hey, i recently was made aware that apple's qmaster now supports maya renders. so now you can make a quick cluster and have a render manager that is as friendly as backburner, but on a mac.

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oh hey, i recently was made aware that apple's qmaster now supports maya renders. so now you can make a quick cluster and have a render manager that is as friendly as backburner, but on a mac.

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has anyone sucessfully done this? i know it's been supported for a while but i've always heard horror stories about getting it to actually work (workarounds and bugs). actually now that i think about it doesn't the FCP suite (w/ compressor) include Qmaster, maybe they updated it or something...

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