3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2011 6:23 PM by Doc_SilverCreek

    Building a Render Farm

    BaldEagle

      3d animation is my hobby. I use 3ds Max and a number of plugins. Rendering a scene, consisting of 600-1000 frames, on my workstation which has two Xeon W5590s @ 3.3Ghz with 12GB memory in a SCSI box, can take up to 50 hours. The industry uses queing software to distribute frames to be rendered across a large number of blade-like servers collectively called render farms. Boxx Technology builds render farms which are quite expensive. I'm looking for a way to build or have built a render farm, at a lower cost, that will do all of my rendering in half to a tenth of what it takes on my workstation.

       

      Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.