[Bf-committers] For the record: the Blender Render Deamon!

Carsten Wartmann cw at blenderbuch.de
Tue Nov 11 14:29:43 CET 2008

Ton Roosendaal schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I keep wondering why no good, useful and simple render farms exist... 
> apparently such systems are never coded by people who actually use it 
> in a (local) studio setup. ;)

Sometimes I also do linear animation. For rendering I use "Farmer Joe" 
which pretty much works as you describe it and uses perl (I would prefer 
Python, more natural for Blender ;-)) and a own webserver for the GUI 
(or a Blender Python Script)

This works very good.

However, the big point of critics for such a setup is that you need a 
shared disk or network folder. This can be tendious in some networks and 
will not work (without much hassle) through routers or the internet.

When you already have a shared folder you can also use the Touch/No 
Overwrite without much effort to network render.

All in Python or even better integrated into Blender, no shared folders, 
would be my dream. The daemons announce their selfs by broadcasting. And 
of course bucket rendering of big images ;-) And fool proof.

Carsten Wartmann: Autor - Dozent - 3D - Grafik
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