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.
|Windows||To run the RenderPal V2 Server, a user account with administrative rights is necessary. On larger networks, a Windows Server version is recommended for the RenderPal V2 Server.|
|Linux||The used distribution should be reasonably up-to-date.|
|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 requirementsRenderPal 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.
RenderersRenderPal 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.