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A network is a set of computers and the connections between them. Blender allows you to easily harness multiple computers' processing power by setting up a "render farm" over a network.

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network rendering for release candidate 2

Am I correct in that there is no Network Rendering built in to release candidate 2 for Blender? I know that I can install crowdrender but was hoping for other options.
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Is there a way to get Blender display the nodes and edges of the national_trade_graph.x3d?

I am trying to get started. Pajek does well with outputing 2D graphs, e.g as SVG or JPG, but suggests X3D and several other choices for 3D output. I would prefer a Blender solution for visualization ...
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Feasibility of Raspberry Pi 4 render farm [duplicate]

With the recent release of the raspberry pi 4, you can now get a model with 4 gigs of ram as opposed to the old 1 gig and quad core 1.5ghz processor as opposed to a quad core 1.2ghz processor. I've ...
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Is it safe to close the client during a network render while it is rendering?

I have 3 PCs in my network: my main that I can't bog down with rendering so I made it the client; my laptop which I've made the master because it's not great at rendering; and my old PC which I've ...
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Blender Net Render Save Render Image to given location

I am using Blender Network Rendering using python scripting. I am able to do everything except setting a path to save the still rendered image. So like for simple cycles rendering we use these ...
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Automatic Network Rendering(Multiple scenes)

I have many scenes appended from different .blend files in one .blend file. I am using Blender's Network Render. So when I open ...
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How do you guys (network) render animation locally?

This question may sound odd, but after after two days of research I´m not really more enlightened on this issue: How do you guys render your animation frames using different machines locally? The ...
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Does Blender offer network rendering on a LAN

Does Blender offer network rendering on a LAN? If so, where are the docs to set this up?. I saw something on setting up a Primitive Render Farm, but no docs as to how this is setup.
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Blender 2.8 grease pencil issue with CroudRender

will blender 2.8 address the grease pencil issue with the plugin crowd render? apparently blender has yet again changed their api. They renamed “grease_pencil” to “grease_pencils” and it causes an ...
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questions about network render

how does it work exactly? can you use a windows master and a linux render slave/node or do you need both to be the same operating system for it to work. 2.when rendering a project with plugins using ...
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Network render master address through commandline

I recently setup a network render system. I was wondering if there was a way to give the slaves the master address through the command line. I start my slaves with this: ...
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I can not set a http proxy in Blender

I am using Blender behind a firewall with a proxy. When anything , e.g. an addon needs to connect to the internet, this fails. Is there a way to set a http/https proxy in blender ? (assuming using ...
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How to run Blender through VNC on Ubuntu?

I am using tightVNC to connect to an Ubuntu 18.04 server. When I try to start blender, I get the following error in the command line: ...
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Network Render for one image using tiles? [duplicate]

Hi fellas is there a way to use network render for one image? Mean like for anim when idle computer start to compute next image but using tiles so the idle computer will start the next tile. I know ...
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Help! Cloth Simulation Not Rendering Correctly Over Network?

I have been messing around with cloth simulations and linking cloth simulations into new scenes to render over a network of computers to help the rendering process go faster. I ran into a few ...
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Network Decode with Modal Operator

I am working on a script that reads network packets to modify the emission strength of lights. In order to use the UI at the same time as reading from the network, I have created a modal operator: <...
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NET_RENDER keep getting RuntimeError: Error: [Errno 32] Broken pipe

I'm trying to make a net_render render farm on a cloud platform and I keep getting "RuntimeError: Error: [Errno 32] Broken pipe". code dump: ...
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Using Network Render on different Blender version

I've trying to use Blender 2.79b on my Client machine, and Blender 2.79.1 on my Slave machines. I want to do that because Blender 2.79.1 could use both CPU and GPU to render at the same time so it ...
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Rendering animation as stills or MP4?

I have an architectural animation of about 400 frames ( a part of a larger compilation). At about two minutes per frame, it will take more than thirteen hours so, I was going to connect a second ...
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How to draw a graph tree?

I am simulating some abstract trees (not plants) and would like to render them on blender. My original thought was to draw a path using the API and then somehow give it a volume. Unfortunately I ...
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How to find which machine rendered a specific frame in a render farm

I have 6 servers rendering the same project (not using the Network Render add-on). All of the servers are exporting into a shared network folder. Some frames have issues; how can I find the faulty ...
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network render export - missing files

i'm using 4 servers in lan for an export with the Network Render Engine. This is what the NetRender Monitor is saying. (done 504 done) 504 Done 30.8s DESKTOP-MATRIXW10 view log view result [...
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Blender bge python apis : deserialize UDP data for n objects

I want to use Blender gaming engine to display the position of objects that I get from UDP. The UDP contains the datas (X) for Object A, and (X) for object B I also need to use bge to compute some ...
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How to join multiple multilayer exr files into a png/animation in blender?

I have set up a lengthy animation in the NetRender render farm. After launching the network job, in the meanwhile, on the Client I worked on other stuff. After a week of netrender work, the job ...
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Render Farms: Blender 'Network Render' Vs Multiple Computers + 'Place Holder' / Network Path

Just a quick question -- I'm wanting to setup a small 'render farm' for an animation I'm working on. There's a tutorial here on building and configuring one, which uses the network render plugin. ...
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Rendering an animation with audio across multiple computers?

For a project, my team and I want to combine our computers' powers to render an animation quickly. We have audio as well as fluid simulations and particle systems in the animation. Is there any way we ...
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Network Render with SSL

A key and certificate are required on the Master to use the SSL feature of Network Render. How do I generate such a key/certificate pair? Do I just use something like the following? ...
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Best way to send network requests from timer modal

I'm working on an addon that has a polling loop (using a timer modal) that needs to send a network request on every iteration (once a minute): ...
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Blender over SSH crashes with X Error

I am using Fedora 26 PCs and ssh to connect from one PC to the other. Blender version 2.78c cannot run over a SSH connection, but surprisingly version 2.77a has no problem with that! When I run ...
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Set GPU using python script no longer working

We have our own render queue manager at work, and i use a python script to set the compute device of each worker to GPU. However, with 2.79 the script no longer works. Here is the script i use: <...
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network render client crashed. how to resume so PNGs still get generated from slaves

We have a job running with like 40 something slaves, I had to reboot my laptop that was running the client. What can I do to resume the PNGs getting outputted to the local folder as they were all ...
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How do I setup Netrender on a cloud instance?

So, I went ahead and built blender from git on my dreamhost cloud instance to try and see if I could use the cloud as a render service. However, I cannot find any documentation on how to set up this ...
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Set GPU as render device when using Net Render

I have setup my master and slave blender servers following steps 1 through 16 on this link. I can send jobs to the networked system and it renders but I can not, despite trying a great many things, ...
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Missing background video in network render

I am using Blender 2.78 I have a video that I've motion tracked and rendered on top of using the cycle renderer. This works fine when rendering locally. I've tried doing a network render with slave ...
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How to add/mix two bump's

Hello i have a prototype for 3d modeling that have scratchy surface and also a milled logo on surface that is deeper than scratches. So I have two bump files. The question is how in Cycles separatly ...
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Network render outputs pink frames [duplicate]

My setup is a Windows 10 system running one client and one master, and two Linux Mint systems running as slaves. Four GPUs per slave. As far as the network setup goes, everything seems normal. The ...
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In mixed-system Linux/Win network render, is there a way to specify cache directory?

I'm using the network render addon (using blender 2.78 on all machines) to render an animation on a network of computers (Master is Windows; slaves are Ubuntu). The animation uses several physics ...
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How to render particle (or in general physics) System in network renderer

I have a problem using the "network renderer" of Blender 3D. (Using blender 2.78b on every machine, clients, slaves and master) I have an explosion modifier on an object using particles which move a ...
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Use secondary computer for rendering

I've got two machines: my developer-notebook for active working, and my standalone tower with a much better GPU. I'm simply using the tower for standalone tasks so I'm just working on it via RDP or ...
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How do I remove a slave from a network

I have a netrender working on a very simple animation. However, I had to restart one of the slaves, and now the slave's name is written twice. How do I delete the node from the list?
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Network Render recognizes both computers, sees the job, but is STUCK ON QUEUE

I am running 2.78 on two identical Macbook Pros. I've setup 1 to be the slave, one to be the master, and they seem to be connected and able to send jobs... however, when I try to start the render, it ...
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Hooking Computers Together

I have a fairly top end iMac, but might have access to a couple basic windows computers. I was wondering if I could hook up the windows computers to do my 3d rendering, and leave my iMac for video ...
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Delete output image file on error

I am currently supervising a render farm which is working using the simple "create empty file when starting a frame" and "don't overwrite existing files" on a shared network file system approach. ...
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Network Render Errno 2: No Such File or Directory

FIRST: I'm on a Mac. I'm running 2.78. SECOND: Got the Network Rendering setup perfectly. I've sent jobs over my network. Once a job chunk is processed, the job fails due to Errno 2, No such ...
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How to bypass OpenGL 1.2 requirement for remote GPU rendering?

Disclaimer: I am aware that this question is very similar to these two and that the answer to my question would probably be applicable to them, too: How to run blender 2.77 on a virtual network ...
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What firewall settings are necessary for a render farm?

I don't use Blender myself, but it is installed in our teaching labs. I'm the system administrator for these labs, and I'm trying to configure the computers so that one of our students can use them ...
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problem with network render and fluid simulation

I have a problem:i want to render a fluid simulation animation ( with pictures) using my ubuntu server with network render, but when after i launch it, i have some images but it seems like my server ...
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blender cache on several computers

I have multiple low-performance computers, and I was wondering: could blender cache the same animation on all of them? Now notice, I want to cache, not render. I know there are lots of answers out ...
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Does the Network Renderer addon support multiple render layers?

I have a blender scene that has multiple blender layers that I would like to render using the network renderer. Are the slaves able to render out all the render layers and return the composited image ...
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Why is client network-background-render split into one frame jobs?

When I'm trying to render a Clientjob on Networkrender by shell in background ( blender -b job1.blend -a ) The Job will be split into single 1 frame jobs on the Network Rendering system. No Clustering,...