[RC5] 1 cent for 1 block

Bryan Smith bmsmith1 at uswest.net
Wed Feb 16 10:36:46 EST 2000


No simple way?  Have you checked out http://www.imp.org (Internet 
Movie Project)?
We use a program called POVRay(http://www.povray.org), which is set up 
to do just such a thing as breaking up a 3D, animated movie by telling 
one client to render frames 1 - 100, the next one to render 101 - 200, 
and so on.  All without each client talking to one another.  The only 
thing that will be a problem, but can be worked around, is the final 
images from the render being sent back to the server on low bandwidth 
links.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 2/14/00, 8:51:23 AM, "Michael Nahrath" <subotnik at gmx.de> wrote 
regarding Re: [RC5] 1 cent for 1 block:


> Rendering 3D needs _much_ more complex clients and _much_ more 
communication
> and coordination betwheen cliens.

> There is no simple way to say "you take number 1 to 100, you take 
number 101
> to 200, you take number 201 to 300" and so on.

> In 3D everything has to fit together. _That_ is the reason why a 
distributed
> network like ours cannot take such jobs like rendering moovies or 
doing
> cartography.

> Sorry for disturbing your dreams.

> Greeting, Michi
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