A couple of weeks ago on si-community, there was a discussion of Softimage licensing and someone wished there was a graphic that explained Softimage licensing…
A network license includes one Softimage license, and five Batch licenses.
- The Softimage license is the “interactive” license: it allows you to run xsi.exe on one computer.
- The Batch licenses run xsibatch, and are used for command-line rendering on render nodes. One Batch license = one render node.
You can run an unlimited number of xsibatch -processing jobs. With xsibatch -processing, you can do anything except render. Typically you use it to run script jobs on scene files.