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Front End GUI Job Manager App for Brenda in Development!


Todd McIntosh has started work on a new job manager for the Brenda, the Amazon AWS network renderer for Blender.

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share. A front end gui job manager app for Brenda render farm software is now in development!

Brenda is a unique render farm software project written by James Yonan and presented at the 2013 Blender Conference. With Brenda, you have the power of Amazon Web Services render nodes at your fingertips, and at a fraction of the cost of other commercial render farms.

If you've not checked out Brenda, make sure you do (, you can possibly save a lot of money if you are already spending money on commercial render farm services.

The app I'm developing is a front end gui that will allow Brenda users the ability to manage render jobs through a native OS window instead of the standard command line interface.

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  1. This is great! I could see it being turned into not only rendering on AWS, but also saving to s3 (storage), and then auto sending it to clients for preview via CloudFront (CDN). A whole pipeline!

  2. Hopefully a Windows friendly GUI will be added soon.
    I love Ubuntu, but presently I don't have enough reasons to either replace Windows, nor setup a dual booting system.
    I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation.

  3. This is very cool indeed. I'm looking forward to seeing the software when it is released.
    +1 on a Windows version, but even a Linux version could make Brenda more approachable

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