Free Blender Render Farm - SheepIt. Help other users render Blender projectskuba - Monday, 19 March 2018
SheepIt is a free distributed render farm for Blender allowing users to share their CPU and GPU power to render Blender projects. The idea behind SheepIt is simple. Help render other users and by awarded with points to render your projects.
A render farm is a group of computers connected together to complete a large task. In the case of 3D rendering, most of the time a render farm will distribute frames of an animation to multiple computers. Instead of having a single computer work for 100 days, you can have 100 computers work for 1 day. When the owner of a project adds their scene to the jobs to queue, SheepIt splits the animation into single frames to render, and sends each frame to a connected computer and aims to optimize its choice based on the available memory, as well as the CPU and GPU power.
SheepIt is a render farm kept alive thanks to the great community. To start rendering your Blender projescts, you need to render 10 frames of other users. You don't need to have Blender installed, it will be downloaded for you. Your own project can be rendered first, then your computer will help other users. SheepIt points are used to order the list of projects. The more points you have the higher priority your project will have. You will earn points by sharing your computer to help rendering. But you will lose some when someone renders one of your frames. SheepIt is limited to 500MB per project. To start register and download SheepIt app for Windows, Linux, or Mac.