Crowdrender and Denoising in Blender 2.79

3d render of glass plate with checkered background

200 samples at 1080p frame size - glass bsdf shader on plate, diffuse bsdf on plane with checker texture

Initial Frustrations

Wouldn't it be nice if you could render using the denoiser in blender 2.79 and still be able to use multiple machines (for both single frames and sequences) without having artefacts where the tiles meet? Man I sounded like such a salesman there! Sorry :P

If you've never tried bucket rendering for single frames, you might not have experienced the blood boiling frustration of having artefacts in your final render - be they squiggles, fireflies or discontinuities. Getting rid of them is not exactly an exact science even when you're not splitting up a render into tiles. So when w