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electric sheep project uses an
xscreensaver module to display an animated fractal flame while rendering
frames for the next animation. It is designed for users with with
high-bandwidth, always-on Internet connections. It doesn't seem to work
through firewalls. Version 2.1 is available for Linux and MacOS X as of
July, 2001. Version 2.3 is available for Beta testing as of December 10,
See example images of fractal flames.
Join a discussion forum about the project.
Render images for computer-animated movies in
Internet Movie Project. The project is an
open-source collaboration of volunteers and is just for fun. It is still
in the development phase, but you can volunteer to be a "render-farmer," to
render images for test animation sequences. Anyone who can run the free
POV-Ray ray-tracing program can join this
project, although the supporting scripts and software needed for the project
only work on the Windows platform for now.
The project released its first general-release distributed rendering client along with a live job, on November 12, 2001. It is releasing live jobs occasionally as of January, 2002, to test and further develop the system. If you are interested in being a render-farmer, keep in mind that the project is still in development, and that running the client isn't as easy as downloading it and starting it up. You will need to first download and install the free POV-Ray raytracing graphics application. Then follow these helpful hints from IMP users:
Note that if there is no work available, when you run the client you will get a message saying so and the client will "sleep" for 1-hour intervals until work is available.
Job #15 began on June 27, 2002 and ended on June 30, 2002. It rendered 9900 frames. Jobs #16 and #17 had problems and did not complete successfully.
See the project's news server or join its IRC Channel to chat in realtime (Network: irc.newnet.net, channel: #IMP).
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