Strata announced Thursday that its shipping RenderPro, its network rendering application that allows users to network Macs and PCs together to utilize an unlimited number of computers to render images and animations faster.
RenderPro comes with a free open source network connection application to assist users in distributing rendering files to computers on the network. This application uses file sharing to create a series of drop boxes on the host computer that allows the user to select computers to put to work on a project. Because the Drop Box application is free and open source, users can customize the code to match their situation or even improve the program for others to use.
A US$139 RenderPro license allows users to install RenderPro on an unlimited number of computers on their local area network as long as they have an existing valid license to Strata 3D CX.
Strata is offering RenderPro for free with all new purchases and upgrades of Strata 3D CX, or $59 for current owners of Strata 3D CX.