RenderChan

Smart rendering manager for animation projects

RenderChan is a tool for managing rendering of animation project. It takes a file for rendering and analyses all its dependencies. If any of the dependent files needs to be rendered (or changed since the last rendering), then dependency is submitted for rendering together with an original file. So, RenderChan constructs a list of tasks for rendering with consideration of changes in the project tree and existing renderings. The resulting list of tasks can be executed locally on the single machine or passed to renderfarm.

RenderChan is an open-source software. Source code is distributed under Modified BSD license.

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RenderChan fan-art by Renaud Garcia

We’ve got a fan-art of RenderChan mascot from Renaud Garcia (France)! Renaud writes: I’am a recent Linux and free software user. Here’s my fan art (done with Krita) … for your main web page with a transparent BG, so your can re-use your actual grey BG. Of course, you can use it as you want, […]

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RenderChan logo updated

Anastasia Majzhegisheva  made an updated version of logo for RenderChan (our tool for automatization of rendering). You might want to compare with previous version to see the difference. Source files also available below. Thanks a lot to Anastasia! View source files  

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First version of RenderChan plugin for Blender

Several posts ago I have mentioned contributions made by Scribblemaniac to RenderChan development. He is also works on RenderChan integration plugin for Blender, and here’s a demonstration of its first version.

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RenderChan development news

Some quick news about RenderChan development. Last few weeks we’ve got several notable contributions from GitHub user, identified himself as Scribblemaniac. Those are the first external contributions to the RenderChan project and I am especially excited about that. So, here’s what we’ve got from Scribblemaniac: RenderChan now ported to Python 3 (!). Inkscape module for […]

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Free Software Humanization

A little secret about Anastasia Majzhegisheva. In her spare time she is working on a mini-animation about Morevna Project. As part of this work she did a human representation of our software tools. Check them out below!

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Automatic attribution for Freesound.org

Have you ever used effects from Freesound.org in your videos? Yeah, it is awesome resource! But have you ever tried to make a proper attribution/credit list? Pain! It’s no wonder that the freesound.org have a special forum section about legal and attribution issues. The resource of Freesound is free, but you have to pay the […]

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Managing animation projects with RenderChan

Our friends from Girin Studio are starting their own open-source animated movie called “ZeMarmot”. Right now they are running a crowdfunding campaign (it’s just 5 days left!) and they already released a teaser together with all its sources (as I found from this article). We decided to take the teaser sources and use them to […]