Requirements

Below you will find the various requirements of RenderPal V2. RenderPal V2 has been designed to have very low requirements, so that it doesn't waste any precious resources.

Supported platforms

Windows
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
On larger networks, a Windows Server version is recommended for the RenderPal V2 Server.
 
Linux
  • Any distribution
The used distribution should be reasonably up-to-date.
 
MacOSX
  • MacOSX 10.4 and higher
 
Usually, newer operating system versions should always work as well.
 
The RenderPal V2 Server and the graphical versions of the RenderPal V2 Client and Remote Controller are only available for Windows; the Console Client and Remote Controller are available for all platforms. All components of RenderPal V2 can also be used in conjunction with Wine under Linux and MacOSX (for more details, see this tutorial), or by using virtualization.

Hardware requirements

RenderPal V2 only uses minimal system resources, so it will even run on low end machines. However, we recommend to use a dedicated machine for the RenderPal V2 Server (which will not be used for rendering). Since rendering in a network usually causes large amounts of traffic, your network should be reasonably fast.

Renderers

RenderPal V2 does not come with any renderer programs (the renderer interfaces used by RenderPal V2 to run these renderers are, of course, included). This means that your client nodes will need installations (and usually licenses) of the renderers you want to use. Some renderers also support network installations and floating licenses, which will also work with RenderPal V2, of course.

For a list of all renderers supported out-of-the-box, see Supported renderers.

About RenderPal V2

RenderPal V2 is a powerful, feature-rich, yet easy to use Render Farm Manager for  Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Nuke, After Effects, Softimage/XSI, Modo and many more.

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