Regular Monthly Donations with perks!
Fundraising Progress - Help us reach our first target to cover all our operational costs!
We need some life savers! For just $4 a month, literally the cost of a coffee, you can help save our project!
You'll get your name displayed on our website and early access to our new software, coming in 2020.
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We love developing render farm software! But to keep going we need your support.
Our belief is that things should be fair, if you're a beginner in 3d, paying large monthly subscription fees for software that you may only use occasionally might not make sense. Thats why we started work on Crowdrender to make an affordable alternative for everyone, and, with your support we know we can make the best render farm software there is.
Crowdrender is growing quickly as a result and so we need your help to keep our website open, and operate our servers that host the software and then there are costs of development. The list is growing along with the users we support. So we're asking all our users to consider supporting us. There's so much more we have to show you all that we won't be able to if we have to stop.
And, just in case having great render farm software isn't enough, we've got some more reasons to persuade you that this project is worthy of support, see below!
Reasons to subscribe!
Software + Perks!
From the $10 subscription level and upwards, you'll be able to access the live stream recording of The Mantissa and Oliver Villar from Blendtuts.com providing two unique and quite different tutorials that cover how to model, shade and animate in blender.
To top it off, were not stopping at just one live stream event, but we'll be adding more content in 2020. You'll also get to join our slack channel where we regularly drop new software and content early as a bonus for our most dedicated users who've supported us over the years.
The higher donation tiers include getting your issues dealt with faster, to having video chat support.
Going Open Source
Another reason to support our project is that we're going to make the addon/plugin component open source. This benefits you as a consumer of the software in a number of ways.
1. More people can contribute, development is faster and of a higher quality. It also opens the way for more applications to be supported.
2. You can modify the code yourself to suit your project or fix an issue without having to wait
3. Far less opportunities for backdoors or security vulnerabilities since the code is open for all to scrutinise.
We've already got our hosting account setup, so expect to see this happening early 2020.
We're listening and making major improvements
In 2018 we set out to create a beta project. We've been talking to many of you in the community to find out where we need to improve and what new features would make Crowdrender an indispensable tool. We're going to...
Give you two different modes to distribute rendering, tile based and frame based
Make rendering faster, new designs for our render management will significantly speed up rendering
Synchronisation will be significantly easier, especially for projects with external dependencies.
❤ You'll be able to connect to your render farm from anywhere! Take your laptop, go find a café or beach somewhere, and still be able to render with all your computers.
Made with Love ❤
Crowdrender is made by a handful of passionate developers who've done some seriously impressive stuff and we bring our talents to bear on this project. We've had our fair share of setbacks along the way, we keep going because;
The world desperately needs good software tools, the bad ones waste time and energy that no one can get back, we are dedicated to building the good variety
The world needs better business models, big corporate monopolies produce bad, expensive tools, we are dedicated to creating a fair business model where the tool maker and tool user are both happy with the deal they get.
We value sustainability above growth. We are a purpose and people first, profit (because its necessary) second organisation. We solve problems that matter, this is our key motivator. Money is a tool we use to achieve this purpose.
It is hard to convey how much we love doing what we do, and how excited we are to be doing it! Our hope is that you'll join us by supporting our project financially, making it available for future generations to enjoy. You can do this by subscribing above, or you can customise what you want to donate below.
You can choose how much to donate :)
If you prefer, you can decide your own amount to donate, and how often. Using the button below you can set the amount you'd like to donate, and make it a monthly or even a one off amount. Any regular donation that is at or above one of the subscription levels will get the same perks, for example, if you donate $12, you will get all the perks in the $10 subscription level.
Thank you for supporting our project, we really appreciate it!
Thank you to our supporters ❤!
$50 Level Supporters
Caetano Veyssières is da bomb 💣
$20 Level Supporters
❤ and hugs to Shawn Kitchin
🎉 celebrations for Jan Daglinckx
$10 Level Supporters
🤛 fist pumps for Manfred Knorr
✋ high fives for Jan Daglinckx
🤟 much love for Caetano Veyssières
👏 applause for Thomas Spangenberg
💯 points for Christopher Ryan
🙌 hands in the air for Doxa Multimedia
📣 massive shout out for Michał Sambora
🖖 longevity and prosperity for Robert Schwarz
🥳 party thrown for Angel Montanez
💪 witness the strength of Семён Шитиков
🏋️♂️ Kevin Solie lifted us up!
$4 Life Savers - huge thanks to...
Polygoniq xyzzy s.r.o.
Cristobal Mora Temnerud
Jeremy Lee Broyles
⛽ we're all pumped up thanks to Francis Brown