easy is a render controller for single systems using Maya, lightwave3d or both.
it takes very little to set up, allows you to setup a que.
the LW side is massively more polished than the maya side however, as it only supports maya asci files, has less options and you really should type in which frames you want rendered.
everything works, or at least did when active development was completed on easy. I offer it free, under the understanding it is strictly AS-IS. I found easy to be excellent for my uses at one time, but my needs have changed and now I'm onto more interesting projects.