3Delight is a fast, high quality, RenderMan compliant renderer designed to produce photo-realistic images in demanding production environments. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which lets you start the application automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

3Delight Setup Under FireDaemon

Download 3Delight from the 3Delight website.

Install 3Delight into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\3Delight.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation.

Note the required parameters:

-d "%DELIGHT%\license.dat"
The parameters here are the path to your 3Delight license.

Click on the OK button to finish setup and install 3Delight License Server!