Renderfarm.fi is a FREE renderfarm, powered by the community itself. The only catch: the uploaded work must be released under a Creative Commons license, and the 'session owners' (the people on which computer your work is rendered) are free to use the results. Blenderfarm.fi have released their own custom Blender 2.52 version.
Julius Tuomisto writes:
Renderfarm.fi is a free publicly distributed rendering service that enables its users to render their animations or stills by using the computing power of volunteers from around the world. The project uses the BURP (Big and Ugly Rendering Project) code base, extending on it for a more accessible rendering service.
Continuing on the recent beta release of the Blender 2.5A2 rendering clients (Mac OSX, Windows, Linux 32 and 64bit), we're super excited to announce that we've finished work on the new version of the Renderfarm.fi build of Blender 2.5 with the new and improved Renderfarm.fi uploader script in them. As well as fixing some bugs, the new uploader (developed by Nathan Letwory, alias jesterking) includes:
- Settings verification: the uploader will now help you in preparing your .blend file for a successful render on Renderfarm.fi
- Session management: you will now be able to list your own sessions, see their progress and even cancel sessions that haven't been accepted yet
- More intuitive use: You are no longer required to remember your user id, just your e-mail and password on Renderfarm.fi will suffice
- Version updates: You can easily check for new builds from within Blender
You can download the new version here.