maya software render - license?
I'm new here and I'm new to Maya.
I've been asked to set up a render farm for maya (using maya software render), and I've found a piece of 3rd party software that seems to fit the bill (and works too!).
What I need to know is; is it possible to use the maya software render facility, without a license?
For example, we have 26 licenses of Maya 7. They're all currently in use, on Macs. The render farm software I'm using (and the nodes for the farm) is PC based. Obviously we want to get as much out of the farm as possible, and hence plan to use as many PCs as we can. A colleague of mine heard that the maya render application is 'free' ... is this true?