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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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Is netrender still only useful for multiple frames?

I saw this post from 2013 and this post stating that the NetRender plugin does not yet have the ability to render single frames properly. Is this still true, or is the functionality just hidden away ...
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Setup network render for cycles render on LAN

I am trying to setup network render with cycles as the rendering engine. My use involves rendering hundreds of images and I have already written logic for it in python which is working fine on single ...
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How to know when object are deleted?

I use blender as a network client. I'm able to know when objects are updated (via handlers). But I would like to notify the server when a object (or mesh, animation, etc.) are removed, how can I do ...
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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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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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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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Blender in the webbrowser?

Is there available a version of Blender which can be started from the web browser? I am not referring to a plugin to display the models, but rather to a cloud based version.
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Network rendering disconnects computers

I'm trying to use the Network Render over several computers and everything starts out great. All of my slaves connect just fine. After awhile of things processing though, the slaves get disconnected (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,...
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Problems setting ap a render farm

I'm trying to set up Blender on our renderfarm. Main problem is, we are using blade servers without a dedicated graphics card, so when starting Blender on the server I get this error: Can't detect 3D ...
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Blender slaves timeout after rendring few or part of frame

I have a setup of 4 slaves and the master for the netrender. I also have slave on the master itself. After sending the job, through client, frames are properly dispatched and we could see the blender ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to run blender 2.77 on a virtual network render machine with no Opengl support on windows?

I have a server that runs multiple instances of virtual machines and is running windows 10... there is a cinema 4d farm clients running there...and I need to run blender 2.77 slave mode ...but the ...
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Network Render appears to only use one slave at a time

Blender 2.76rc3, I setup a single master, 6 slaves and one client. The processing properly distributed jobs across the slaves, however only one task is active at a time. When one slave completes ...
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Remote rendering on the cheap

Environment is a high school. We have older macs that have no graphics cards, so student animations (Blender 2.74) can easily take 3-5 mins per frame. I managed to procure a decent win7-based server ...
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What Is Wrong With My Log File In Network Render?

I have sent out a rendering job using Network Render, but everytime I try to view the log file I get an error message which states "This Page Can't Be Displayed" and my Master instance remains in a "...
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Why Do I Get This Error Message When I Send A Job to The Render Network?

I'm trying to use the render network on a Windows 8.1 PC with a local network, but I keep on receiving the error message shown in red when I select "Animation on Network". Just to explain what I ...
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Python script to edit addon settings

I am trying to use python to script to change the settings of the Network Render addon. I am attempting to change the tags in the slave that way I don't have to change my blend every time. I am using ...
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How to render nodes and edges of a 3D network graph

I have used the Python API to import a graph of vertices and edges that represent a network graph. Below is a picture of the wireframe (it appears black in some places due to the density of the ...
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Is there a way to get Flamenco Manager to always spin up under the same local IP address each time?

Rendering with Flamenco 3.2 has been great but when a session is finished or we have to restart it, the IP address almost always changes. So then you have to go and edit preferences and update the IP ...
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Blender losing path to network path - textures

Good afternoon, I have recently run into an issue where my scene files no longer have the textures link to where they were before. (F:\Assets\DMP\Active_Assets) The models all seems to load fine, but ...
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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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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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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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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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