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Blender Batcher – Fast, Simple Render Queue for Mac

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Remember my post about RenderPilot, the super simple drag-and-drop batch rendering tool for PCs? I was hoping someone would be able to port it to Mac sometime soon, but rather than wait for that to happen, I asked a friend of mine to come up with a little program that does the same thing. I’m thrilled to be able to offer here FREE for everyone! (more…)

Frame Sequence Viewers

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Visual effects artists work in frames sequences. That’s what we expect to get from the client, and it’s what we give back to them. EXRs, DPXs, PNGs, TIFs, even TGAs and JPGs. Compressed movies are for reviewing, but our main means of delivery on feature films are frame sequences. Independent projects can have a variety of different formats for delivery, but even then, it’s recommended that you work from frame sequences and just create the delivery movie from the final frame sequence at the end. (more…)

Renderpilot for Blender

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If you’ve ever found yourself with the need to render multiple Blender projects overnight, this is the program for you!

RenderPilot is a render manager for Blender, and if you’re working on a project with a lot of long render times, this little thing is about to become your best friend.

Maybe you’ve been working on a huge project all day, and you’ve only got one workstation. You may want to save all your rendering until later, perhaps overnight, when you’re not actually using the workstation. That way, your computer is being used 24 hours a day to it’s fullest potential.

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