Is it possible, to render a single video file, with more than one pc?

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, i seen a guy that use the network with others computers, to use all the GPU in same time for render. i dont know how he did... $\endgroup$ – Hack0re Sep 21 '15 at 11:18
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    $\begingroup$ One simple way to render a sequence of frames on multiple machines is to simply create different .blends with the start and end -frames selected in a brainy way. Eg. out of 200 frames, the first machine renders frames 0-50, the second machine grinds frames 51-100, the third works it's way through frames 101-150 and the last finishes it up with 151-200. Then you take all the rendered frames and combine them in the sequencer. Also, if you want to distribute a single frame accross many machines, have a look at the netrender addon. (AFAIK it is included in the default blender releases) $\endgroup$ – Mörkö Sep 21 '15 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ It was done in Renegad Software, they made a virtual machine with 18GPUs with custom software. But that was for rendering, not encoding a video file. Blender can't even encode on multiple cores, and you would like to encode on multiple PC's..I am very skeptical about this. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Sep 21 '15 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ @user277143 netrender doesn't work correctly in new releases and encoding must be done on single system to get 1 video. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Sep 21 '15 at 13:11
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    $\begingroup$ @rudolf97 then you better use some other app for this job: Nuke, AfterFX, etc. Fusion is for free. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Sep 21 '15 at 21:31

The answer to "How to make VSE render faster?" will help you accomplish this. You can split this process up on several computers as wished and join all the frames into your final video via ffmpeg later.

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