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Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:02 pm
by bograt
Hello all,

A client has just given me a crazy deadline of 2 days for 2 4k interior renderings, normally I just render on my machines here but this time I will need the help of a farm for sure, I was wondering if anyone has any tips?
Firstly I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good one for use with 3dsmax? What exactly is the procedure?
Time is really tight on this one so any help or tips would be great.
thanks

Jules

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:42 pm
by Tora_2097
I have used and can recommend the Ranch:

http://www.ranchcomputing.com/

I advise you to download their management and preparation tool which will check and analyze your scene from within 3dsmax for possible errors:

http://www.ranchcomputing.com/maxwell-f ... it.en.html

Everything else is explained in great detail here:

http://www.ranchcomputing.com/pdf/RUG_Maxwell_en.pdf

The cost depends not only on your desired SP level and resolution but also on the priority you choose to buy. Higher priority means your project will be started sooner than other submitted projects with a lower priority. It is a good idea to run the provided benchmark tool to estimate your PC power with the ranch. You can then project the cost and time for your scene on the ranch fairly accurately.
http://www.ranchcomputing.com/maxwell-c ... it.en.html

Regards,

Ben

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:54 pm
by bograt
Perfect, thanks Ben!
Best

Jules

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:20 pm
by macray
I know and can recommend www.rebusfarm.net it also supports quite a lot of engines.

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:40 pm
by itsallgoode9
macray wrote:I know and can recommend http://www.rebusfarm.net it also supports quite a lot of engines.

yeah, i recommend them too. I use both rebus and ranch and they both have thier benefits. Rebus seems to have much less of a queue, which is nice. but ranch seems to run faster.

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:57 pm
by QuakeMarine1
There is no waiting time at Rebusfarm
each job you send will start render more less immidently even you choose the lowest priority

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:03 pm
by Delineator
macray wrote:I know and can recommend http://www.rebusfarm.net it also supports quite a lot of engines.
I've used both Ranch and Rebus and Rebus is just a smoother and more straightforward process. There are too many tiers, too many options, and too many ways to mess up the rendering with Ranch (entering in critical information manually instead of pulling it from the MXS, etc)

Just a note: your files and all necessary references have to be CLEAN! That means no special characters (including textures and MXS references), no missing files, etc etc. Rebus software does a check on the file before, and the standards are pretty strict, so you can save yourself some hassle by making sure your models and the references are in good order before uploading it.

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:48 pm
by dariolanza
Hello Bograt,

These are the render farms officially supported by Maxwell:

http://www.maxwellrender.com/index.php/ ... enderfarms

I hope this is helpful.

Dario Lanza

Re: Any tips for using render farms?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:31 pm
by bograt
Thanks everyone