Making movies with a screensaver– Making movies with a screensaver is the most accessible rendering platform available on the Internet. It is – and intends to remain – a completely free service that enables its users to render their animations or stills while engaging the computing power of volunteers from around the world. By using Renderfarm, 3D artists, and animators benefit from being able to use higher image quality and higher resolutions when rendering. Equally importantly, users participate in the rendering of stills and animations, regardless of whether or not they can or even interested in learning about 3D modeling and animation. The stills and animations created can then later become parts of a movie that users help to create. encourages everybody to take part in both the online community and collaborative rendering and advocates the use of open licensing (especially Creative Commons), open values and sharing of resources over geographic borders.

Jury Evaluation:

This product contributes to promoting the capability of technology that handles e-content without changing the available hardware. Its main distinction stems from the feature of enabling individuals and organizations worldwide to utilize the concept of “grid computing” and thereby put its benefits in the public domain. In this respect, users can form “groups,” where each group can “share the computing power” of its members. As a result, running sophisticated applications, which were difficult to run on the computing power of an individual or organization, become feasible, due to the shared computing power of the members of the group. Such applications include, but are not limited to, processing: 3D modeling, high-resolution images, animations and more. Also, the shared processing power in groups enables “virtual organizations” to be established, with their disbursed members sharing their processing capabilities. Accordingly, the product provides a new dimension that supports the establishment and use of sophisticated e-content and virtually integrates distributed business. The readers of this statement shall see for themselves!

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Country: Finland
Producer: Laurea University of Applied Sciences