LightNet: Cloud – Onsite/Offsite Render Controller
Joe Justice has announced the first version of his new render controller is available to the public.
LightNet: Cloud takes a totally different approach to rendering. It uses a FTP server to store scene data and output frames. Render nodes can be on the onsite network or offsite connecting via the internet. The settings are simple and there is a diagnostics tool to help setup. Scenes are sent to the sever via a Watch Folder. All you have to do is drop a scene in the folder and everything happens automagically.
LightNet: Cloud is in no way related to previous LightNet (now called Classic). It has been totally re-written from scratch.
Right now it’s only available for Windows but I hope to have a Linux and Mac version at some point in the not-too-distant-future.