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How to set up a remote Background Rendering

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Floriaan, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Floriaan

    Floriaan Active Member

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    How do I set up a remote background rendering? I would like to run renders on the computer in my office, while being on the road or working on other stuff on my laptop.
    I can see how to do over a local network. But how to do it over remote ip?
     
  2. Floriaan

    Floriaan Active Member

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    Is there anyone who could help me with this?
     
  3. ShaunC

    ShaunC New Member

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    Maybe try Log Me In Hamachi. It's an easy VPN setup, giving you LAN access between machines.
     
  4. Jason Gardash

    Jason Gardash Member

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    Interesting concept. The rendering engine does feel to be a side function of Wysiwyg. only thing I would not be sure of is how would you get around the dongle issue of one machine per dongle. as the rendering engine I assume is tied into the dlc and base core of wysiwyg still.

    If it could run as a separate entity (render engine) then it open doors. also setting up the engine would be bit difficult as well since you will not be at the computer rendering. and the fact file sizes would come into play with internet transfers.

    Jay
     
  5. Floriaan

    Floriaan Active Member

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    Hi, I can confirm the Rendering engine runs without the dongle. For me it would be useful to make a design on my simple travel laptop, and make the renderings at home. I can retrieve the finalized renderings by using Teamviewer or RealVNC to push onto a Google Drive/Dropbox for the client.
     
  6. Dany

    Dany Super Moderator

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    We don't officially support this, but like ShaunC said, it's definitely possible with VPN: once you VPN** into the network to which your rendering computer is connected, the laptop becomes "part" of that network, so you can access its shared folders, remote desktop to it, etc..... and submit render jobs to the Background Rendering Manager (BRMgr).

    If you were doing this at the office, your IT department would probably already have this set this up for people who need to work from home, so all they'd need to do is provide you with the instructions for how to set up your home/travel laptop for access. Since you want to do this at home though, unless your (WiFi) router features VPN (this is not something most home users buy because it is not something they need) you will have to purchase such a router. I do not have any recommendations, but they are not that much more expensive than non-VPN ones (I am surprised to see, at my local computer shop here). Once you've set it up, since your laptop has to be on a different internet connection in order to test the connection, the only thing I can suggest is to disable WiFi on your mobile phone and make a Hotspot on it to which you connect the laptop.. now you're on a different network and you can check the VPN connection -- and submitting a job to BRMgr. (Naturally, you may have to worry about going over on your data if you are on a limited data plan, but without this, the only other way to do it is from a friend or neighbour's house.)

    Hth,

    Dany


    P.S. BRMgr was never dongle-protected. :)
     

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