B-Renderon: Standalone render manager for Blender

Hi!
Yeah, have you downloaded the latest update? There’s a “Choose devices” button that let’s you assign cycles render devices to the selected items.

Now, if you want to render different files with different devices AT THE SAME TIME, that is, render different blends in parallel, for the time being you have to launch different instances of B-renderon (I plan on making it a more straight forward option in the future).

Hey man, thanks for the quick response!, just having an addtional issue… B-renderon sees only 8 gpus, i have 10 :frowning:

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Oh that was a foolish oversight on my part, I didn’t imagine there were systems with so many gpus. I’ll remove that limitation.

Hi buddy. just tried v2.0. Great addon. Huge time saver.
The only thing bugs me is It doesn’t support the file output node in the compositor. In my daily workflow, I usually export 16bit png and Multlayer exr. Previously I’m using an app called Render Pilot for this.
It there any way to make it work with the file output node?
Thanks

Sorry test it again, It works this time. Thanks.

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Thanks!
Yeah it does work! There is a only a little issue in B-renderon 2.0 with respect to this, which I found a couple of days ago, which is that it may display the wrong number of rendered frames after its finished because B-renderon counts saved images and with file output nodes there are multiple saved images per frame. I´ve already corrected that for the coming version, which I expect to upload in a couple of weeks. (If you need a build with that solved earlier than that send me a p.m. in blender market telling me which operating system you are on)

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That’s great. Thanks.

New Update! Version 2.1 is up with some cool new features:

  • Added useful information to the status bar during rendering
    (frames remaining, average rendering time per frame, estimated time remaining for current blend)
  • Added option to set a timer to start rendering later
  • Added option to play a sound when processing is completed
  • Added option to always startup with last session
  • Columns can now be hidden and reordered and reset and it will be remembered
  • Added support for dropping of queue files
  • Added option to relocate blends missing when loading queue files, usefull when switching to a different pc
  • Other smaller improvements and bug fixes
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Nice! Thanks pal!

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Thanks for the update. I don’t know if it’s already possible, but if not, could you consider the following feature: to be able to define the output path of the renders?

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Thanks for your support! I think you’ll like this update!

Currently you can do that with the extra arguments, setting as an extra argument -o and the output path, following blenders command line arguments format like explained here: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/command_line/arguments.html

In the future I’ve thought about implementing a nicer interface for extra arguments, where you would select the tags from a dropdown and browse for directories for the arguments that take a path.

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OMFG pal, I am blown away. I just now fired up the latest release because I have a fat stack of animations to render tonight, and I was quite pleasantly surprised to find those features I wanted. And I am just talking about the status stuff at bottom left. I will not likely get into the other new features for at least a couple weeks, but I am so very thrilled with the stats and estimated time etc. You rock my friend! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Thank you! Yeah, I too am finding the stats very useful. Of course the estimate is just that, not always reliable, but I’ve found it more useful than I thought I would.

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B-renderon is in the summer sale at the blender market!
Till friday (August 7) you can get it 25% off here: https://blendermarket.com/products/b-renderon

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Thanks Chanfiroly for this awesome tool! Works like a charm! :ok_hand:

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Thank you!! Happy to read that!