We are looking to implement an in-house render farm. We have been requested to design a portal that artists can submit their renders through to our in-house farm. This would need to include the ability to automatically collect all 3ds max assets (zip this file or use the resource collector), send to the network and open this file for rendering. This needs to be a clean looking interface and the user should only get a prompt (similar to qube, or even open the qube submit) to "render".
We would also like a possible option to send to external render farms this way. Have it automatically pack up all of the assets and send to the "external" farm to render. We are working with designers (who we all know need basic steps to make life function).
If you are a developer and this kind of project is in your skill set, fire me a message with some previous examples of work. There will be some other additional things we need to work around and can work those things out once we have found a suitable candidate.