Hello, i am very new at render farming.... me and a few people use applications such as maya 7, rhino 4, 3ds max, catia, etc... architects who need to render alot of things through different applications.... I am trying to do research on how to network, say 3 windows computers, together (using gigabyte ethernet switch, which we have) to render cooperativly in maya 7, rhino 4, 3ds max... etc.... and i know no other computer community better then this one to ask! questions: -is the render farm process different for each program? different for maya then rhino? -is there a render farm community that i can tap into? -have looked at drqueue, and for windows it is a haphazard process! is there an alternative, even an inexpensive alternative? -should i dive into linux? -HELP! any advice much loved... thanks, r.