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Message 14100 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 18:11:30 UTC

A (possibly) simple suggestion: Simply display the rendering engine used for the project on the project page. Probably could be done automatically by reading the .blend either by blender with a python script, or an external application, but I haven't tried it and don't know if it would be complicated to automate.
The suggested feature doesn't really have a practical application (unless paired with a client option to only render BI or cycles), but could be used for knowledge of people viewing the finished renders.

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Message 14101 - Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 15:05:53 UTC
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Noted. Thanks for the feature suggestion!
Currently we do actually parse this information from the .blend-file but the information is thrown away fairly early in the initial tests. There are other parts of the rendering pipeline that can benefit from knowing if a session is Blender Internal or Blender+Cycles; e.g. the validation system, the resource estimation system, the web frontend...

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