WHAT IS A RENDER FARM?

A RENDER FARM is a network of computers that are linked together in order to swiftly render images. They are quite often utilised in the creation of computer animated films when the power of one computer alone is not enough to render such a large amount of data.

Somewhat like an assembly line, with multiple workers doing various stages of production in order to speed up the manufacturing process, the render farm splits tasks between different computers in the RENDER FARM in order to render a project faster.

HOW DO RENDER FARMS WORK?

A render farm distributes the uploaded file amongst the computers linked in the farm. Each computer in the network then begins to render their assigned tasks, given new tasks as they complete them until the task is ultimately complete. At which point the final product is sent to the user.

BENEFITS TO USING A RENDER FARM

The first benefit that most people notice is speed. Increasing the efficiency of the render process is always desirable. To render a simple 10 minute video in 1080p at 60fps could take multiple hours on a mid-high spec user PC. Imagine how long the render time would take for a 30 minute animation?

It’s also highly convenient. If you’re rendering something on your computer. Your CPU will be working very hard to render the content. Meaning your computers fan will be blasting out noise. Using a render farm means this won’t happen. You’ll be free to use your computer to do whatever you like whilst you wait for the render farm to finish rendering your project.

As stated above, rendering is a CPU intensive job. This comes with many risks. Your system could overheat and shut down. With a render farm, if one machine experiences a fault, the task is simply handed over to another computer in the farm and the render continues.

RENDER FARMS FROM RENDERNOW

RenderNow is a UK based render farm service dedicated to bringing down the cost and time of rendering whatever the size of your project, ensuring that your project meets your deadline.

We regularly increase both the size and power of our render farm cutting both the costs and the time to render a project. If you are interesting in utilising the most affordable priced render farm in the UK please give us a call on 01473 276180 or send us an email at contact@rendernow.co.uk

Supported Software & Plug-in’s

Render Farm, Autodesk Maya
Render Farm, 3DS Max
Render Farm, Autodesk Softimage
Render Farm, ArchVision
Render Farm, Cinema 4D
Render Farm, Blender
Render Farm, V-Ray

Unsupported Software & Plug-in’s

We are very flexible when it comes to software so if we don’t support your’s we will look at the size of your job compare it to the cost/rent of the software and send through an estimated cost to support and render your files.

 Call us on +44(0)1473276180 or Contact Us for more details

PROCESS


Our Render farm service has five easy steps to render your files.

1

Upload Files

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Upload files to contact@rendernow.co.uk using a file share site like www.wetransfer.com, dropbox or FTP.

2

Check Test Renders

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RenderNow will load your files onto the render farm and send back a few frames through out the sequence to check.

3

Start Rendering

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After all files have been checked and OK’d the RenderNow will start rendering your files.

4

Make Payment

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Once we hit between 10% and 30% of your files progress we can produce an actual cost and send through the invoice for payment.

5

Download Files

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As soon as payment has been received, we can start uploading your files.
Please contact us if you have any questions our team is always more than happy to help you.

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