BitWrk 0.6.4 is out now.
This maintenance release contains the following changes:
- Feature: Make GPU rendering selectable in BitWrk settings panel [#153]
- Enhancement: Make tile complexity an advanced option [#155]
- Bugfix: Blender: Selection caused error on render [#160]
- Bugfix: CAFS: Workers kept using up all available space [#161]
- Bugfix: CAFS: Memory leak when saving exact same file twice [#158]
Easy GPU selection | video
Since 0.6.4 it is possible to configure local rendering to use the GPU.
Easier setup | video
The BitWrk client is now started from the Blender add-on. Use of command-line no longer necessary. Makes installation a breeze.
Network rendering | video
Connect a bunch of computers in your network and create your own render farm, without using the BitWrk service at all. You can get additional power from BitWrk at any time. This feature has been requested here and even works on still images.
Local rendering | video
It is now very easy to start a local rendering slave from the Blender add-on.
BitWrk is a Bitcoin-fueled peer-to-peer service for distributed Blender (Cycles) rendering. What sets it apart from its contenders is that anybody can contribute with their own hardware, even earning some (micro-)Bitcoins.
As a Free and Open Source project BitWrk is my attempt to contribute something useful to the Blender community.
Join the community
Why not give BitWrk a try? There are servers providing BitWrk rendering for Blender 2.79 for FREE, i.e. they’re bidding for BTC 0. BitWrk is anonymous and requires absolutely no registration. The following video shows how to get started.
Have fun and tell me what you think!