So, its been a bit quiet from us right here at Crowdrender. We have not been slacking although, we have been engaged on a brand new launch, and, although its not fairly there but, I nonetheless wished to share among the new issues we have been engaged on since they have been impressed by your suggestions (if you’re utilizing our addon that’s, no judgement for those who’re not although 😉)
The primary massive headline is pace 🏎, there’s extra of it due to a brand new “Velocity Increase” characteristic (Examine the hero picture for this text) for every laptop. This mode makes use of extra RAM, however delivers extra pace. Our final take a look at with only a single machine dropped render time from 54 minutes to 17 minutes, for about double the RAM utilization.
We have finished a LOT of labor underneath the hood 🧰👨🏻🔧 to help Blender without having to bundle further dependencies of our code. This implies smaller downloads, and fewer frequent patch updates for the reason that addon now installs what it wants after its activated. The result’s a drop in dimension of the addon from 26Mb to 180kb 💾👇!
The addon normally downloads about 4MB throughout set up, however nonetheless, this can be a big drop, and hopefully will imply no extra patch updates are wanted from us when Blender makes use of a brand new model of python.
We have overhauled how the add-on is put in in additional methods than this too, you may count on a brand new button that permits you to set up the newest obtainable model. This implies far much less work when updating a number of machines, and we’re additionally going to make this even simpler sooner or later with automated updates. So for those who’re sick and bored with updating all of your workstations every time there’s an replace, that is excellent news.
Additionally the work I discussed above will repair an annoying bug that made it unattainable to uninstall the add-on from blender’s add-on’s preferences for home windows customers.