Worth it to delve into render nodes?
I'm running Carrara 8 pro. Technical animations with not many lights or much scenery. Simple.
I have a good machine to render my Carrara animations. Gateway i7 3 ghz, 8 gig ram.
With current settings a two minute clip may take 3-6 hours to render, not a big deal as I usually leave it running overnight.
I also own a Mac-mini intel-core Duo 2 ghz, 8gig ram running Osx 10.6 , and a laptop Dell core duo, 1.6 Ghz with 4 gig ram running win xp.
With these machines being slower then my main machine would I reduce my render time appreciably by using either as a render node.
I have been using a lot of " Aura " which I noticed can really slow things down.
Should I just be happy I have such a fast main machine and leave it at that?
Is setting up and running render nodes a hassle. Is it stable?
I assume mac and PC can be mixed?