It’s time for another video, once again I unfortunately claim no credit for this tip, as it was created by fellow Autodesk’er Gary Davis, based in the US.
In the below video Gary shows us how to navigate round a network rendering issue with the “State Sets” feature which was enhanced in 3ds Max 2013. The “state sets” toolset is a very powerful render management system, that allows users to record information and properties and embed them into the scene. One such property is the Network rendering toggle or “flag.” This option was changed in 2013 to make it more of a sensible workflow, that matches normal rendering procedures. Unfortunately this means its no longer a “flag” option which is what state sets was looking for. Luckily this new network rendering workflow does allow for extra flexibility, and can be easily resolved to work with “state sets” suing Gary’s excellent 5 minute video tip. (For the average user not using a render management system, and you really should, this means they can save properties for animations and stills separately in the scene file.)
Anyway, lets hear from Gary and see how he solves this issue….
Be sure to check out Gary’s excellent blog on the AREA.