[Ubuntu-PH] Fwd: [school-discuss] Render Farm finally working

"Yosif ali" Roque Morales queroph at gmail.com
Thu May 21 02:22:14 UTC 2009

Hi Folks.....

This is a post regarding a friends live cd rendering farm before....

hope you can see some inputs from her end....


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From: Marilyn Hagle <marilyn at fineartsforall.org>
Date: Thu, May 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM
Subject: [school-discuss] Render Farm finally working
To: schoolforge-discuss at schoolforge.net

Hi there everyone!

It took me a whole year, but finally I have an operational render farm.  I
been to the ends of the earth and back looking for the solution and
the most simple process is what works.

One computer serves as the server and seven others are connected as nodes on
their own network.  The server boots to the Quantain Live DVD.


Then you start the OpenMosix terminal server.  Turn on the nodes (which are
to boot from the network).

Mount the hard disk you are using for storage.  I use a flash drive to move
Blender files to the server.  Open the Blender file and make sure it renders
a directory on the server's hard drive.  Note the number of frames.

Attached is the rendering-with-OpenMosix script I found in the Dynebolic

Move the render script to the same directory as the blender file.  Make the
render script executable.  If you have 300 frames and 7 computer nodes you
type the following command.

./render coolanimation.blend 1 300 7

It will then say:

Rendering 299 images from coolanimation.blend on 7 nodes.
Tasks forked, network rendering in progress.
Job started at: 20-5-09 03:34:46
Please wait while rendering . . .

It still requires a bit of tweeking but the basic functions work fine.  We
busy rendering student work.  Yipee!



Yosif Roque Santos Morales
School Administrator
Asian Academy of Business and Computers
Educational Management Consultant
Professor, Sociology, Strategic Studies and Islamology
Ubuntulinux user
Linux machine # 365046.
Mobile number +639275642816
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