[Bf-committers] Savepath commandline option
blender at instinctive.de
Wed Nov 10 23:14:19 CET 2004
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Campbell Barton wrote:
> Daniel Fairhead wrote:
>> thats just silly.
>> just set each machine to render a different section of the movie, or have
>> the render daemon control it.
> True enough- but how do you know how long it will take to render a sectioin
> of the movie??
> if you do that then some PCs may finish first while others are still left
> with frames to render.
> This is simple and a little hackish but it removes the need for a
> renderdeamon. (Which still dosent work properly AFAIK)
> It would be a simple solution to a renderfarm where no special software would
> be required.
I really feel a bit guilty for all this. instinctive-blender has full
integrated network rendering support, with a nice UI with status display,
automatic registering of machines with hostnames, etc...
And it's very fast, as it does *not* restart blender for each frame, but
uses semaphores to communicate with all running blenders on the network.
So Envmaps don't have to recalculate each time, nor do particle systems,
no load overhead, etc.
Oh well, maybe it should be ported to bf some day...
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