• Saturday , 6 June 2020

Preparing Blender Projects for a Render Farm

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This video covers some times to prepare your .blend files for a render farm.

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  1. DEE Patterson
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    I am trying to send project to a render farm complex scene many files even many folders associated with it. My first attempt was a failure because I didn't understand the relative directory's. That is why found your video. If I got this right, make a folder or directory for the render farm, (no problem there) pack external data, clicked relative paths. Ok that wasn't enough ( I didn't think it would be). Now I think because my scene is pretty complex, I started it before I knew about using render farms and before I knew about proper ways of doing directories. If I create a new directory (for sending out) put those textures in there basically rename in a relative manner as you said. Would that be enough, or all the blend associated also have to be included since I am linking everything. I think I just answered that question my self as a yes. If that is true then is it enough just have those files in the folder with the one I am sending to the farm? Sorry for my ignorance on the subject but it is starting to make some since though but coin is dropping.

  2. DEE Patterson
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    Your are a life saver! I was blown away to see young are. You are a smart for your age!

  3. Nizar Amous
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    Great video, thank you

  4. Lawrence D’Oliveiro
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    1:12 I wrote some scripts which can be useful for ensuring you include all dependencies in the archive: https://github.com/ldo/render-useful/

    ext-files — lists dependencies for a .blend file
    packup-blend — creates an archive containing the .blend file and dependencies.

  5. Jonathan Deese
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    Great stuff brotha!

  6. Stupchek
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14

    Super usefull! Thank you! 😀

  7. alfah alfah
    May 22, 2019 at 02:14


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