I have a small problem and I hope we can solve it pretty fast
We have to render a video in AE with the staggering resolution of: 17280 x 1080 pixels.
To render this on one computer is madness, so we want to distribute.
I have heard of the Render Queue option in AE on computers.
But, is this possible across Mac OS and Windows?
Also, is it free to render with multiple computers? Or do we have to have licenses for every PC that we want to render?
I hope you can help me out here
AE's network rendering is nothing like a 3D renderer. There's no central server or slaves. IMHO, it's a PITA.
My best advice is to copy the project to each workstation and manually set each one to render a certain frame range into an image sequence. Workstation A, render frames 0-100, Workstation B, render 101-200, etc.
Make sure they all have the same plug-ins and fonts. (Fonts being the main issue for cross-platform rendering)