Render Farm

I am trying to set up a simple network to render animations in 3DS Max. The problem that I am having is that I do alot of animation work at my job and when I want to render anything I have to wait untill I go home and let it render over night. This causes problems as you can amagine because it slows me down only being able to do one a day. I am trying to set up a computer that I can pass work off to during the day and continue to work on my primary computer.

If anyone knows anything about this could you please help me out. I’m an Industrial Designer so I’m new at this animation stuff.


use backburner. it comes with max 6.
the program is kinda retarded in being very un-intuitive but once you figure out how to use it, it does the job.

Read through the Hardware and Discreet forums at

The Max helpfiles also go into great detail as far as how to set up network rendering.