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From: Nithin
Subject: Rendering in parallel on Linux machines
Date: 18 Feb 2009 23:30:00
Message: <web.499c9972ef26291856e8903e0@news.povray.org>
I have certain lengthy rendering jobs that i want to render in parallel on a
group of machines running Linux. As the jobs require certain function to be
added to povray source, i think i can use only versions 3.5 or 3.6. The Linux
machines are identical and have a common file system, so they can all do I/O to
the same folder. This is preferred over sending chunks of input and output
between machines as the input data is very large.

Can somebody suggest the best patch (or any other alternative) to get the job
done? I did try pvmpov, but its stable version only support povray 3.1

Thanks
Nithin


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From: bighouse
Subject: Re: Rendering in parallel on Linux machines
Date: 19 Feb 2009 18:15:00
Message: <web.499da0d7afe61bb9de05c6730@news.povray.org>
"Nithin" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I have certain lengthy rendering jobs that i want to render in parallel on a
> group of machines running Linux. As the jobs require certain function to be
> added to povray source, i think i can use only versions 3.5 or 3.6. The Linux
> machines are identical and have a common file system, so they can all do I/O to
> the same folder. This is preferred over sending chunks of input and output
> between machines as the input data is very large.
>
> Can somebody suggest the best patch (or any other alternative) to get the job
> done? I did try pvmpov, but its stable version only support povray 3.1
>
> Thanks
> Nithin

I use Christoph Hormann's POV-Anywhere scripts to distribute renders:

http://www.imagico.de/povany/index.html

If you try them, be careful of the filenames that you create.  The scripts use
very unsafe pattern matching when parsing files, so "01.ini" and "01a.ini" are
treated as the same file.


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