I want to know how I can make a simple renderfarm. I won't use the network render plugin because it is boring and doesn't support single image rendering (it does so only rendering it on one node).
So is there any scalable solution for building a big rendering cluster like ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) is using with loads of cores and ram. As operating system, ubuntu or some other linux distributions should be used.

It should be a free and easy solution.

  • $\begingroup$ Also related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/15844/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! But is there a way of an automation system? Because when you have for example 1000 single servers it is a pain in the ass to set up the whole farm.. $\endgroup$
    – rudolf97
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ An automation for the second technique or the first one? BTW, this question has a way to get netrender to render a single frame: blender.stackexchange.com/q/2002/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ I will have to read me into BURP tomorrow.. an automation for this... I don't exactly know how the renderfarm at ILM works, but something like that would be really cool... $\endgroup$
    – rudolf97
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 18:41


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