As we all know, rendering sucks. The process is lengthy and laborious and usually involves you staring at render buckets filling up slowly, and trying to use a Jedi mind-trick to make it go faster. Unless you’re blessed to work in an animation studio with enough processors to power a small country, you’re more than likely going to have to one day use a render farm.
A render farm, for those who don’t know, is a collection of computers built to render computer-generated imagery (CGI), typically for film and television visual effects. It distributes your frames across the group of computers and thus renders complete frames in a fraction of the time, allowing you to carry on with other things.
I was faced with a project which required much more capacity than what I had available and needed an online rendering … Read More »