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Hi Beetwo77,

I like what you say about the engineering software. Instead of using local pc´s that idea can also be used on a group of VM´s but that does not change much of the idea.

I don´t see kolor implementing the ideas we have here anytime soon. So for the moment I will do things the way I do them at the moment.

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At the moment I am using VM's to speed up the editing process. Rendering is done on the local machine. Dropbox is used to sync the .pano files, but not the .psd files. Achtually this is working great already.

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It looks like I'm a little late to the party on this topic, but I'd like to pipe in that we could see a LOT of reason for the render farm option. There is already one setup that a 3D graphics team is actively using. If we could connec to it over the network and send our edited panos there for the final render part of the process, I could see that being a great advantage! We have a backlog of several hundred panos and are struggling to keep up. We are purchasing more software and more computers, but being able to use a render farm could really help out our processing times!

That's my two cents :)


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Hi Jeremiah,

Where is the bottleneck in your situation? Is it the editing or is it in the rendering?

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Both. The editing is hands on of course and needs a person working the machine, the rendering ties up the computer from being able to edit for two to three hours per pano.


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If we could dedicate the machines to edititing and then send them out to the render farm for the final render, that would conceivably make a big difference in total processing time


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An update :

By now I have a new machine with an i7-3930 and 64 GB. It is a editing monster. It can do rendering also of course and rather fast as it has the fastest SSD onboard that I own. This SSD is synced with a slower SSD on the old 16 GB i7-920 machine. When things are really busy I let the old machine do the rendering so I can continue editing on the new machine.

But APG being as it is, often I start the rendering on the new machine just before I go to bed and find things ready the next morning. My panoramas are not gigapixel so that will make a difference too.

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huh, that's pretty slick! not quite a render farm, but maybe a render stall! :) how did you get the one machine to sync to the other and then to run them both through the same program? how's that work? and definitely yes on the night time processing! seems that's when we get our best work done..... when we are away from the office and the computers can chug along without us pestering them :)


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So many sync programms, I use syncback (http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html) but that seems limited in deleting files that have been removed at one location.

Yes while behind computer do editing and when away for a few hours (of sleep) let the rendering be done, by one or two computers

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huh, very nice! while Kolor is mulling over the render farm idea, this might be a nice stop gap for those of us with too many very slow computers :) thanks!


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if APG could just watch a folder and auto-start rendering when a pano file is saved into it.....

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Then you'd have a render farm!


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