SquidNet Network Render Manager
A lot of people are aware of my absolute pure hatred of ButterflyNetRender, but what are better alternatives? Well, I’m finding that RenderPal blows in its own way, and Smedge after the change to its licensing set up so you are paying per node instead of a site wide license also sucks – there is little left on the market that is affordable to a small independent user or mid sized shop but can scale easily and not by sucking money out of your wallet. Or is there?
A while back I gave SquidNet a try. While it’s got its own quirks there are things about it that I really like including the fact that you can get a siteÂ license for a reasonable amount of money and its yours. No subscription bullshit if you choose to not get into that.Â The good people at SquidNet have updated their render controller to version 2.66 and it’s looking really nice. For anyone who needs a solid solution, I suggest giving it a try.