I'm playing around with an app to schedule jobs for a ray tracer to run
so far I can create a list of jobs to be done and hit the go button and all is well for 1 machine
next I'd like to be able to schedule jobs on another machine, a render farm
so say I have 2 machines, the master and the slave
I want to render 500 frames of an animation
I want to tell the master to do 1-250, the slave 251-500
the slave machine has a version of my code running on it which I'm thinking will have a socket listening for instructions from the master, it may not have a GUI
I'd like to be able to control the slave from the master, specifically I'd like to be able to pop up a dialog on the master that lets me set the path of the raytracer executable and the location of the file to raytrace (this is using blender, blender.org) for the instance running on the slave
is their a way to do this?
connect apps running on 2 machines and have the master display a file select dialog from the slave?
my fallback is you simply have to know these paths and type them in, but a file select dialog would really be slick
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