Slave Options

The  KeyShot Network Configurator allows to enable Slave Mode, set the Master hostname and Slave Port, along with Process Priority and the Allowed Cores. You'll also find the option to launch the Slave Tray at login here.

Launch the Network Configurator on the computer where you want to set up/edit the slave settings and go to the Slave section (you can also go through the wizard to set up - learn more)

Enable Slave Mode

If you want the computer to act as a slave, you must enable the slave mode. Once you have set up the slave, you also have to make sure the slave service is installed and running in the Service Status section.

Master Hostname

Here you can specify which master the slave should connect to. If you leave the field blank the slave will auto-detect the master on the network and automatically connect to it.

Slave Port

Here you can set the port for the slave-master connection. This should match the port set in the configuration of the master - the default slave port in KeyShot 8.1 is 4798.

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.

Launch Slave Tray on user login

(Windows and Mac only)

By default, all computers working as Network Rendering slaves will have a the Slave Tray widget running. You can find it in the Task menu on Windows and the menu bar on Mac. In cases where you do not want the users to be able to easily limit/pause the cores you can disabled this.