• Friday , 5 June 2020

Building a render farm for free

Code Canyon


In this video I’ll show you how to use our free blender addon we’ve developed to make your own render farm.

If you have spare computers in your office/home and a either a wifi or ethernet router, then you have everything you need to easily build a render farm and you don’t need to spend a cent 🙂 Don’t you just love free software?!

Our add-on makes it quick and easy to setup a render farm from any computer hardware you have access to, servers, laptops, desktops, whatever you can find! You just need Blender and our add-on and you can get network rendering up and running in less than half an hour.

Our software is currently in close alpha, but all you have to do to try it out is register to test it and be ok with us contacting you for feedback!

check it out at www.crowd-render.com


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  1. Crowdrender
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Check the end credits for the specifications on the machines used. Not exactly beast machines but gives you an idea as to what you can do with even modest machines.

    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Thanks very much for the video mate! I spent the couple of minutes of the video wondering if your are a Brit or Aussie haha… maybe the most well spoken/neutral accented Australian I've heard haha, cheers!

  3. Christian von Recklinghausen
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Thank you very much! For both – the software and the installation tips. I needed them.

    Greetings to that little child, I hear in the background.
    Also I had a warm feeling, seeing your wedding ring. 🙂

    Greetings from Germany

  4. Crimson Gaze
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Hi. I just tried this out today. Seems to be working very well. Except for one small problem. Maybe you can tell me if i did anything wrong. So, on resyncing, the whole blend file is sent to the node. But none of the accessory files like a texture image are sent to the network node. As a result I have a render from the network node which does not contain any of the textures. Do the accessory files need to be in some kind of common location where they can be accessed by all PCs in the network? If so, how can i make the network node aware of this location? I use my original pc as linux and my network node as win 7.

  5. boleh diantar
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    it just simply task?? we need install crowdrender plugin and connected computer.. i m dont know setting client. just install plugin too ??

  6. Jeong-hun Sin
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Yea. Now, I am a farmer.

  7. TAP. Studios
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Could this be used with GPU rendering?

  8. Askejm
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    You should never vacuum your computer, as it can cause damage to the components. Instead, use a high-pressure air sprayer for computers which can be bought for cheap online

  9. The Blender Academy
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Can I ask, what types of computers do I need and where can i find them? Thank you!

  10. The Blender Academy
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    How much did the computers cost?

  11. vuyisile van dave
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Hey Thanks for the video very helpful.I want to build a render farm that will be able to render at least 20mins of complex 3d scenes like a series is it possible to make?How many computers will i need?

  12. Miha S
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    I have the same ram u upgraded (in my old pc)

  13. Edward Retournard
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Hello, I am building my first render farm and using the crowd render 1.5 on all three machines. I noticed that when I was rendering a very complex still image, My main machine was doing 40% and the nodes were doin 4% and 5%. is there a way for all the nodes to more to equal%?

  14. Carlos De la Rosa
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    hi there!
    thank you for making this video
    really appreciated

  15. Heba Ramadan
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Can this crowd render software work for other programs to distribute rendering like 3dmax ,sketchup and revit or it just for blender????

  16. TheRangeControl
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Can this be used between kvm systems running over vlan?

  17. Anshad
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    i am using sketch up & v-ray. i don't know anything about render farm. can i get quick render result in sketch up & v-ray by using render farm and also hardware's showing in your video is enough or need anything extra. i want to do architectural visualization i tried to learn unity & unreal engine. unfortunately don't get much tutorials to study that. if u know about architectural visualization can you help me?

  18. jazzlehazzle
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    4 questions: can wi-if bottleneck render time? Can crowd-render use any renderer installed or only Cycles? Can we still select to use CUDA cores & OpenCL, or even multi-gpu setups? Will all other render settings be passed along or do they all have to be manually set for each node? THX!!! 😀

  19. Timothy Jack
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Great job man. Love it!

  20. Jay Magbanua
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Hello, can I use this addon and having no internet connection?

  21. Sandro Vieira
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    I would like to turn my mining rig into a Render Farm… It's possible ? Need a new algorithm for this?

  22. 800pieds
    July 29, 2019 at 16:02

    Looks promising. How do you manage cache?

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