Flamenco 3 has just entered beta! The third iteration of Blender Studio's open-source render manager is a full re-write following the design principles revealed in the announcement a few months ago which are:
- Simplicity: Flamenco should be up and running in as few steps as possible. It should work “offline”, and not depend on any online service.
- Transparency: It should be possible to quickly find out the state of the job queue, workers, tasks, down to the output of each render command.
- Interactivity: The user interface should be fast and always interactive, delivering a smooth user experience.
- Robustness: Flamenco should be stable and predictable in its behavior, handle errors gracefully and clearly.
— Blender Studio (@BlenderStudio_) August 3, 2022
The new version replaces V2 which had a five-year tenure at the Studio. Flamenco 3 is being battle-tested as the render manager for the "Heist" open film currently in production. Flamenco's developer Sybren Stüvel released a quick start video that shows just how simple the software is to set up and get running.
Check out the release announcement for more details and information on how to get involved, and get Flamenco 3 on the link below: