Autodesk® Backburner™ can be used with Autodesk products such as, Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Flame®, Flare®, Flame Assist® or Lustre® to manage your render jobs and render nodes while network rendering. Autodesk Backburner™ is a background rendering network system that allows animation scenes to be rendered by many computers working collectively on the same network.
- Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 Professional edition
- 64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
- 4 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
- 50 MB of free disk space for install
- 3-button mouse
About This Version
Version 2019, 1/9/2020
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Backburner doesn't work properly after maya 2019 why the hell why not update? Due to this problem, it is not possible to update to a higher version of Maya. take care of autodesk!
New version just doesnt work anymore
what is the new version? we are stuck in 2019
have you solved your problem? me too it reboots
2020，2022，Doesn't work without updating
does backburner support 3ds max 2021 and 2022 or we are getting new updated for it
Please update! I can't get it to work anymore! Used to work great!
Hello, when will the windows version be updated?
Wauwwwww a new version :D
Are there any plans to upgrade backburner to amd64 (x64) version in order to overcome this functional limit of 2GB zip files?
For anyone having issues make sure you download the Windows version by selecting at the top of this page. By default you will download the Mac version tar.gz
I am using this tool with Maya 2018.3 on a workstation and 4 Dell Poweredge R610 with Win 10 Pro as render nodes.
Installation on Windows 10 is a piece of cake.
Most complex issue that almost mad me cry was that IPv6 protocol has to be deaktivated for each ethernet socket that wants to communicate with the manager.
Once setup it works fine and fast.
I do recommend to carry out the Backburner timeout fix from Josh_BSS in the Autodesk forums. This works around the preset 60 minutes timeout, that cuts off longer renders.
The IPv6 had me looking at other software to do this, but reverted back to Backburner as it simply works. Really wish Autodesk would update this to work without having to configure the network.
I just installed Backburner 2018 in order to use with Maya 2018. It can be quirky, but is very simple to set up and use. As far as I know, it cannot handle render layers or complicated instructions, but for me it is a good and simple render farm manager solution.
Took a little bit to find, but the mac tar.gz unpacked perfectly with archive utility and unarchiver for me.
not having the "no task metadata found" error
This zip-file doesn´t work!!!
Works for me