Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite that is used by digital artists to create 3D art and animations.
Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite that is used by digital artists to create 3D art and animations. There is a wide toolset available in Blender, defining a complete pipeline (from modelling to sequence editing) controlled by a flexible and consistent user interface. It is a powerful and smart software that currently is used in today’s movies, games and advertisements (Spiderman 2 for example used Blender for the story board animations).
There have been movies that use part or completely this software for special effects and animation. "Friday or Another Day", a Locarno International Film Festival winner was the first 35 mm feature film to use Blender for all the special effects, while movies like "Elephants Dream", "Big Buck Bunny" were animation movies created completely in Blender were conceived as projects to validate and improve the software.
Using GreenButton with Blender enables Blender users to render their jobs at super speed boosting the performance of Blender and significantly reducing processing time.
Click here to contact us if you have any questions about using GreenButton with Blender.
Open the User Preferences window from the File menu within Blender.
Under the Add-Ons tab, activate the GreenButton plugin (under the Render category).
Select the plugin from Render Settings within the Properties panel. Log in with your GreenButton account. If you haven't got one already, sign up here. From the main menu, click on the 'Submit New Job' button.
Configure the job settings and press the 'Submit Job' button.
You can monitor the progress of your jobs by clicking on the 'My Jobs' button in the main menu. Double-click on a job to download a collection of frames or the merged output (image collection or video).
* Please contact us if you require older versions of the plugin
For Blender jobs, while we haven’t yet enabled fully automated Job Prediction, we still dynamically allocate cores to your jobs to manage the performance. Basically, all jobs submitted to GreenButton are allocated only a small number of cores initially, then once your job is running; our system monitors the job, and then determines how many extra cores should be allocated. Generally we boost the initial number of cores by 400% but please note, the extra cores can take a further 15 to 20 minutes to come online, so small jobs (less than 100 frames or single frame renders) may complete before the additional cores are available.
If you decide that your job is not running fast enough, simply contact us and we can crank it up even more.
We charge US $0.30 per core hour for all Blender, Yafaray and LuxRender jobs.