BURP aims to develop a publicly distributed system for rendering 3D animations.
Currently this is a BETA project which means that certain restrictions apply.
Not all uploaded sessions will actually be rendered right away - and sometimes you will not be able to contact the schedulers for short periods of time.
Please note that this project is still in its testing phase and does not yet provide the security and stability of a
full-blown BOINC project.
Alpha users may upgrade their account by clicking
Please be aware that each week between sunday and monday the project is down for regular weekly maintenance.
During this time it may not be possible to get work, upload results, visit the forum or even access the website - or things may work
as usual with no problems whatsoever, who knows...
The project may be slow or unavailable.
Big Buck Bunny, Sunflower movie version released
In 2008 the Blender Foundation created an open movie called Big Buck Bunny and released it and the source files for everyone to enjoy.
For a while now, the BURP renderfarm has been working on an upgrade - a stereoscopic, high resolution and high frame rate rework of Big Buck Bunny, completely open in the same spirit as the original.
Today you can watch the results for yourself:
You can post back comments in the Sunflower thread
18 Dec 2013 | 21:58:01 UTC
Danan completed his short film: "Tripping"
One of the graphics artists on the site recently completed his short film, called "Tripping". This movie is a good example of the kind of indie production that the BURP service was originally created for.
You can watch the movie, read more and comment in Danan's thread
29 Sep 2013 | 11:21:46 UTC
Correction to previous news item
A tiny little spelling error got into yesterday's news item causing it to look like BURP had been acquired by Netflix. The intended text was instead: "Happy 1st of April!"
2 Apr 2013 | 17:21:44 UTC
Sold to Netflix
BURP has been sold to Netflix for a two-digit million euro figure - the exact amount is not disclosed at this time.
Netflix CEO, Mr. Willnot Read Hastily, Jr. says:
Part of our goal is to become better than any competing service. So far we have done this by suggesting movies and series that fit you based on previous shows that you have watched. Now, giving you the most personalized experience ever seen on the online platform - even beating Youtube by several orders of magnitude - we will go above and beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
31 Mar 2013 | 21:43:27 UTC
What Mr. Read is talking about is this:
Starting with the merger of Netflix and BURP into BURPFlix you will now not only get suggestions based on your watched shows. Instead entire movies will be rendered for you based on your viewing preferences. For example: if you liked watching "The Mask" with Jim Carey and the renowned "Titanic" directed by James Cameron you will now automatically be offered "The Masktanic" with an entirely new and exciting story - all in full 3D, rendered live for you by thousands of contributors worldwide.
These are very exciting times indeed!
Blender v.2.66 is on the farm
The rendering clients for Linux and Windows have been updated to support Blender version 2.66 which was released a few days ago.
24 Feb 2013 | 10:44:41 UTC
"Again?" you say, "Didn't you have one last year?".
Well, yes we did test IPv6 last year and had no complaints (and a good deal of hits). This time it isn't a test. IPv6 is being turned on permanently for the webserver.
To check if you are accessing the site through IPv6 you can look for the little green IPv6 logo in the menu or you can try out the IPv6 test.
Read more at:
6 Jun 2012 | 21:03:25 UTC
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