Rendering on Unix

Hey, i got a question. Is it, in any way, possible to render out an animation created in Max, on a machine running a version of unix? (particuary sun os or solaris). Like, network rendering? I looked in the help files, but i couldn’t find anything. Any siggestions? We got a hold of a Sun System which runs solaris ans sun os.

Hmm. Could be sweet for gaming though!

I doubt it… with Max’s renderer… however…

You could try exporting… does max allow export to renderman? If so, use Aqsis.

There’s always Persistence of Vision (www.povray.org). It’s an open source ray tracer and there are some Solaris ports out there. It’s been around for a while, but it can compete with commercial renderers in many cases. Its output can be pretty impressive. Plus there’s an MPI-based version (that’s for Beowulf clusters).

My team, through an unbelievable stroke of good luck, has access to a 4 teraflop cluster from one of our sponsors so we’re trying to figure out how to get from Maya to POVray.

And of course the POV-RAY forks… YAFRAY etc…