ButterflyNetRender™ (BNR) Is a Animation Network Rendering Software Manager which is comprised of 2 applications:
‘ButterflyNetRender – Controller’: This will be installed on one machine and will be used the Control the Rendering scenes - It will communication with the BNR Clients
‘ButterflyNetRender – Client’: This will be installed on all the machines that will be used for ‘rendering’ the animation frames. The BNR Client can have 1 or more ‘rendernodes’ - that can be assigned to a ‘CPU’ on the machine.
LightWaveHC 10 Support (BNR 4.5)
LightWave 3D Support
LightWave Automatic system setup
Messiah Studio Automatic system setup(BNR 4.35)
Read LightWave scene settings
Realtime RenderNode Feedback
Rendernode CPU & RAM usage information
Wake on Lan - Power saver feature
Post Process commands (run custom commands after a scene is complete)
Test Frame Feature
View Frame Directory
Email Notification *
Split Frame feature (Slice frames across more then 1 rendernode) *
HTML Viewer (View the Scene queue activied from Html pages *
(* these features not included in the PE version)
"I've used and tech supported Lightwave with Screamernet for around 12 years. Network rendering is a must for any animator and whilst Screamernet does an excellent job it can be a challenge for even the most computer literate to setup. Whilst the new Stealtnet in Lightwave offers much more flexibility there are still a few things to be ironed out. As a result I required a fast, easy setup solution and decided on Butterfly Net Renderer. With 20 nodes at my immediate disposal I render anything and everything to the network, even whilst other users are operating the same machines!!. Other animators on the BNR can drop their own scenes in to their client and these will be queued up automatically to render without having to get out of their chair. Price wise, in comparison to other commercial products, BNR is the best value for money bar none. I strongly recommend this software to any Lightwave user with more than 1 computer at their disposal."
Darren Thompson IGT
ButterflyNetRender (45 day trial)
ButterflyNetRender is a Network rendering manager
with 5 versions to choose and can support 3D Animation software: Maya, Lightwave, Messiah Studio, Modo, 3DSMax, XSI, VRay, After Effects, Nuke, Digital Fusion, Custom Scene Type support and More...