If you use the 3D program Blender
to create and render animations, you may have found yourself often thinking:
I really wish I could get multiple computers to team up and render this animation all at the same time, so it finishes faster!
I've thought this a lot myself and didn't like other renderfarm solutions for Blender. Some didn't work very well, some cost a lot of money, and others were too cumbersome to setup and run.
As a solution to this problem, I wrote my own software. Freddy Render
is free render farm software for Blender
. It's pretty simple, works well, and has a slick web interface to help you manage your projects. It's also written in pure Java, so you should be able to run it on just about every major operating system out there (i.e., Windows, Linux, Mac, OpenBSD, whatever).
If you'd like to know more, check out the Wiki I just made for it: https://freddy.MikePeralta.com