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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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Crowdrender Add-on cannot sync to render node

I have two PCs connected with LAN cables through a router. I have the crowdrender addon installed on both render nodes and logged in with my crowdrender account. Crowdrender recognizes the other PC ...
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exporting to socket rather than file?

From what I remember John Cormack developed a networked Quake level editor one could use to edit a level cooperatively over a network. The modern Cube game supposedly offers similar functionality. ...
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Using Amazon Web Sevices and Deadline - reference problem

We're trying use "Amazon Web Services" with Deadline to render a project. We can render fine with our local network machines but when jobs get picked up by cloud machines they fail to fully ...
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Blender Hair System uses different seed on different computers

I am trying to render a pretty complex hair setup on our local network of workstations with cycles X. I use 3.0.0. The machines all render to our production server with placeholders. Works fine ...
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Local Config and Userprefs on Network Deployment - How to share an install but allow users to save their own settings per-workstation?

I work in an office setting that handles software installs via push deployments, rather than local installs, for version control and parity purposes. While attempting a push of Blender 2.93 (with some ...
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Animation nodes custom property can not share value in a loop to another object gives Invalid Network

Preface: I have 4 objects in the scene. Two Controller Objects that each have a custom property "startTime" and two secondary objects that will receive the "startTime" from the ...
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Calling Blender import/export function from a different python instance?

not a Blender user but I think Blender may be able to help fix a broken part of a 3D architectural pipeline. I'm trying to decide how to address a chronic issue where I'm getting Collada 1.5 files ...
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How to create a net falling on an object (cocoon)?

I am trying to prepare an animation that more or less shows the operation of the preparation: drops of the preparation fall on the worm and a net begin to form on its surface, the net wraps around the ...
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How do I Alt+Left Mouse on a MacBook Air?

I have a mouse but I do not have alt on my mac. On Blender
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Export fluid simulation data INSIDE file

I am planning to use a render farm (render.st) to render an animation containing a mantaflow fluid simulation. Blender stores fluid simulation data outside of the .blend file, which I am unable to ...
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Blender 2.91 - Installing Add-Ons via the Python API

i'm trying to create a crowdrender node on my headless server running Debian 10 and it has no form of GUI, so i'm stuck installing the Add-On throug the Python API. However, i can't find any guides ...
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My blander worked normal on my pc today when i went to open it, was asking for opengl 3.3

my blander worked normal on my pc today when i went to open it, was asking for opengl 3.3 try reinstalling but it didn't work, i never needed to put anything for it to open, could this be some kind of ...
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Compute Device Selection for a shared Blender Version

I am writing python scripts in blender for a team of 3D-Artists. The scripts and the blender version are on a network drive "R:". When calling the script ...
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network render on blender 2.8

I am starting to get into blender on my laptop (3500U quad core 6GB of RAM) and was doing fine at some basic 3d modelling but then I tried to do an animation and the room started shaking with fan ...
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Remote rendering over internet (separate networks)

Has anyone been able to find a solve to render using remote machines? I have a couple of powerful machines in the office that we usually use for rendering and I’m looking for solutions to use them ...
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macOS flamenco worker test fails: blender_cmd […] does not exist

so I fire up the flamenco worker in test mode, it registers at the manager (yay!) and then I send a test job. Here's what comes next: ...
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Send blender simulation to another computer for processing and caching?

I have two computers, one I use for working and the other I want to use for rendering and doing any other task that require lots of CPU usage. I have a decent knowledge in Python and the Blender API, ...
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How do I get network render on RPi 4?

I'm looking to create a render farm at my house from Raspberry Pi 4s, but I'm checking on my 3 and there isn't a network render addon in the menu. Is it possible to bring the feature back somehow or ...
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Can I use my two PC on my own network to Farm Render in Blender?

Is it possible to use Cycles engine to render only GPU based from two computers in Blender in my own network at home? TY.
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How can I remotely access Blender 2.8?

I am trying to remotely access Blender in a host server. Both client PC and host server have Nvidia GPUs installed that are compatible with Blender. Blender works properly in both PCs if they were ...
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Network Render missing objects

For the past 12 hours today, I was trying to use the Blender Network Render using the Blender Internal Render Engine. Now, I made sure I saved every thing before I started using it, but instead of ...
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Using a computer on another side of the planet

Good day Blender community! I got a question Is it possible to use a PC on the side of the planet to render? Is there a way to connect them through the internet and use them as slaves? So my online ...
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Saving blend-files straight to server nets 0.5% speed of a windows file copy, how to fix?

Some context: Part of our company (about 3 fulltime people) do ArchViz, we're using Blender 2.79b and are transitioning to Blender 2.8. Tests underneath were done using 2.8. I'm not an artist myself ...
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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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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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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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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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