"Yep more snails. A bit back Scott from the GreenButton render farm got in touch asking if we wanted to do some beta testing. This job came up so it was good timing. GreenButton looks like its going to be a good system. You set up the render as you would normally, log in through Blender via a plug-in, upload your blend from the desk top, and wait. The system sends you an email and or text to tell you your job is done and the logo in and down load the files. Jobs done. No mucking about with lots setting and command lines, just nice and simple. At the moment there are a few hiccups, the files have to be packed you cant use a linked blend, but that's being sorted. Also there were a few dropped frames which I re-rendered locally.
Iv got an 8core, 64bit, 2Tb raid with a 500Gb scratch drive and 8Gb of memory, each comped frame was taking 3min. So at 600frames each it would have got a boring. In total Green Button did both in just over 4hours. any way hope you like them."Â - James