Slave Configuration

With your master configuration up and running, you may now configure your dedicated rendering stations as network slaves. The slave service utilizes your computer’s processing power and does the actual rendering. The instructions below will walk you through the slave service configuration. If you wish to enable the slave service on your master, click here.




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Slave Configuration Instructions

1. Install

Download and Install KeyShot Network Rendering - download instructions can be found in the mail you received from our licensing team upon purchase. Follow the prompts and click Finish.

2. Select Mode

The configuration wizard appears. Select Slave mode and click click Next (PC) or Continue (Mac).

3. Slave Network Settings

  • Hostname & Port - Enter the connection settings so they match what was entered on the master. Leave the Master host name empty if the master has auto-detection enabled.
  • Process Priority -  This will set the priority of the slave service in the computer. This is relevant if you are also running other applications on the computer, in which case a low priority will let the other applications use what they need of the available CPU resources first.
  • Allowed Cores - Here you can set the default number of cores that are made available for Network Rendering. If you need to limit it temporarily, you can do it via the Slave Tray - see how.

Click Finish (PC) or Done (Mac).


4. Start Slave Service

When you have been through the wizard the Slave is ready to go. All you need to do is click install and start on the Slave in the Service Status section of the Network Configurator.

5. You’re done!

Click Close to close the configurator.

If you want to learn about setting up the slaves in the Network Configurator, go to the Slave Options section.