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The render farm relies on you to live, the more computers are connected to the system the better the service will be.
You don't need to have Blender installed, it will be downloaded for you.
Your own project will be rendered first, then your computer will help other users.
If you don't want to share your computer, but still help SheepIt, you should consider donating.
To add a project, go the project page.

Web client

You need to be logged in to use the Java web client.

or

Windows 64bits client

For OSX or Linux you can use the command line client.

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Tiny FAQ

When you launch the java applet, it will download Blender and an archive of the project to render. Everything is standalone, meaning that you do not need to have Blender installed on your computer.
If you don't want to use the client in a web browser, you can launch it on a command line, by downloading the jar file and using the command:
Download the jar file
java -jar sheepit-client-5.495.2848.jar
You can display help and options by adding --help to the command, it could be useful if you do not want to display a graphical interface.
This renderfarm uses a self signed applet. By default the latest version of Oracle's java does not allow a self signed applet. You need to lower your security level and allow the applet.You can do it by:

1- Going in the Java settings,

  • on Windows, "Start menu" > Java > Configure Java
  • on Linux, type jcontrol

2- Enable the Java by checking the box "Enable Java content in the browser".

3- You also need to add a security exception. Go on "Edit Site List" and add https://www.sheepit-renderfarm.com

A recent changed on OSX and Java introduced a new type of autorization for Java Applet, now you must run it on 'unsafe' mode.
Safari settings needs to be changed.
Go on:
Safari >Preferences > Security > Manage Website Settings > Java > Choose the website > Choose "Run in Unsafe Mode" instead of "Allow".
It will say "Java is set to run in unsafe mode for some websites.
You can set the number of cores used for Blender.
When you run the client, if you get this message: $ java -jar sheepit-client-5.495.2848.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/sheepit/client/standalone/Worker : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
It means you are running java 6 but you need java 7 or up to run the client.
If you can't upgrade your jvm, you can use the special build made for java 6: sheepit-client-4.265.0-java6.jar.
Be aware that even if the jar is 100% compatible with the server it might not have all the feature.
Yes, it is! If you see this error java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/bind/DatatypeConverter add the option -addmods java.xml.bind to the command java launch (java -addmods java.xml.bind -jar sheepit-client-5.495.2848.jar ...)

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This is a small FAQ about launching the client, the FAQ page contains more general information about the service.