The first one ever!

Muster is born in 2000. With its 18 years of development it not only is the first cross platform render farm management system released on the market and approved by Alias|Wavefront, it also has been tested and improved like no other competitor  

Totally cross platform

Muster is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and even the Raspberry PI 3. It can work seamless between different platforms and filesystems giving you maximum freedom on OS licensing options lowering your computing costs.

Reloaded with ground breaking features

Version 9 has been reloaded with the most awaited features from our users base. In includes a gorgeous integrated image viewer with OpenEXR support, a totally rewritten error and warnings management as well as a brand new notification system and a lot more…

Customers served.

Bilions frames rendered

Render engines supported

Years of development


Beautifully crafted with technical excellence
and exceptional attention to detail.



A few of Muster’s core features

Integrated image viewer

Integrated image viewer with OpenEXR support tightly integrated with our frames check technology


Frames slicing

Frames slicing technology let you render a single image on multiple machines by splitting them in slices and automatically assemble them back at the end of the process * (available on render engines able to produce tiled rendering)


Python based

External renders integration based on Python 3.3 as well as internal scripting and external API bindings available in multiple languages. Total integration with your custom pipeline needs!

100% cross platform

Totally cross platform using our paths translation technology that let you render the same scene across different operative systems and different mount points


Innovative error handling

Innovative error checking that let you override default behaviors by using a visual error reporting tool with a detailed resume of the errors and warnings for each render process


Multi version support

Multi version software support let you install multiple versions of your favorite render engine and use it seamless inside Muster by simply changing a dropdown

Directory services integration

Integrated LDAP and Active Directory support to seamless integrate into your corporate databases


Multiple databases

Runs with an embedded database, using Mysql or SQL Server depending on your needs


Integrated web server

Gorgeous integrated web server that let you access your data from a web browser as well as from your mobile devices

What others are saying

  • Muster works very well in our company and is a really good and professional product at a very high level. We render hundreds of frames every day, 24 hours a day. We are increasingly configuring Muster for our in-house needs and integrating it with our pipeline with Ftrack, Pype and many other custom tools. Really, Muster has become "rock solid" software all the years. I am very happy about that!

    Olaf Przybyszewski, VFX Supervisor3de
  • "I use Muster since version 4, switching from Maya software to Mentalray, from Renderman to Arnold and now RedShift, I delivered tv series, commercials, visual fx and high resolution illustrations. Muster never missed a bit, it's really an all purpose render tractor"
    Raimondo Della CalceartFive animation studio
  • “With the plethora of new possibilities of Muster thanks to the integrated Python engine, we are really pushing our pipeline to its limits….”
    Stefan GalleithnerSeven Bits customer since 2004
  • Giving the possibility to implement our own python code inside the template definition was very useful and our whole rendering pipeline rely on muster. Most of the production automation were handled directly by the dispatcher, that's a significant saving in time. The support was all the time very reactive and we were able to achieve our most creative idea.
    Jean-François MabillenWave Digital
  • Muster have always been at the core of our rendering systems, from the start with only a few instance’s back in 2006 to the big scalable enterprise of hundreds of instances that we have today. The possibility to empower your pipeline with the python templates and shape it over time for various production needs have been critical for us. Muster has always delivered. It´s a true proven workhorse that keeps on getting better for every year. We are looking forward to the future and another decade of rendering.

    Thomas Skareteg, CinematicsMassive | a Ubisoft studio