Rendering: Will my licenses work in a render farm?

There are two options when using rendering farms/nodes:

  1. Install CDS on all the render nodes. This allows you to render with the Craft Director Studio rig intact, if you wish to be able to change the animation afterwards. There is no CDS license required for rendering nodes as the license is only required for recording an animation, not to render
  2. Craft Director Studio offers an “unplug” feature that allows you to disconnect the CDS rig. If a scene’s CDS tools are unplugged the render node will not stop as

If nothing is done the render node/farm will throw and error and stop the rendering. There is no extra license needed for rendering nodes.