artwork by Albin Merle, Koen Vissers, tom120934 and James Crowther
We make render farm software
It's our goal to provide you with the best render farm software solution there is. This year, we're building something new, something that will let you access computers anywhere on earth and build virtual, scaleable render farms to make rendering super fast!
We've already built a system that people rave about, but we need your help to finish what we've started, in case you need convincing though, here's what a couple of our development fund supporters said about our software.
I think crowdrender is a brilliant idea. I can work from my MacBook and render with my PC which supports CUDA.
Also it’s fun to see my fellow students laboriously transfer their Maya projects to other computers and check their settings to render them in parallel, and I just push a button!
Here's what I like about Crowdrender. It not only connects multiple computers together to maximize their resources but it also connects people in a similar way. It allows artist/hobbyists who want to collaborate and share their collective resources/talents possible.
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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 us help keep building crowdrender!
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We love developing render farm software! But to keep going we need your support.
Our development fund is the future of our project, we're aiming to fund not just our operational costs, but development too, once we pass our first target of $750 we will keep raising funds to allow us to work on development full time.
We develop Crowdrender because;
We are super passionate about helping artists create!
We are building new and innovative software that we're excited about!
We want people to have affordable software, so if we reach our ultimate development fund target, our software will be free to use, just like open source projects like blender, gimp or krita.
Just in case you're still on the fence, here are some more reasons to support us!
Reasons to support us!
Software + Perks!
@ $4 get access to new builds and updates beyond the current release version.
@ $10 and above, get access to exclusive content, like this live stream event we recorded with The Mantissa and Oliver Villar from blend tuts! Also chat with us via our slack channel.
@ $20 and above, get priority scheduling for bug investigation and resolution.
@ $50 and above, get video chat support thrown in with everything else!
Scroll up to signup or keep reading to learn more!
Going Open Source
Another reason to support our project is that, provided we get support for operational costs and development, 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 GitHub account setup, we've just accepted donated code to make docker containers for our addon thanks to Zocker1600. We welcome contributions to the containers and the addon code once it's published.
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.
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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
😲 awe inspired by Bob Green
$10 Level Supporters
🤛 fist pumps for Manfred Knorr
🤟 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!
⛽ we're all pumped up thanks to Francis Brown
🤩 star struck by Twin Force SL
🙇♂️ we are honoured that Aaron Smithey could join us
🎯 Simon Scheidegger hit the mark
🖥 Raimund Klink gave us upgrades!
🍺 cheers to Patrik Grip-Jansson!
$5 - $9 you rock!
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$4 Life Savers - huge thanks to...
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