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Renderfarm

Post by formtek » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:04 pm

Hello,

What is the best Renderfarm for Kray renders/animations?

Now i work with RebusFarm but they do not support Kray very well. :-(

Thanks!!

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by Janusz Biela » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:39 pm

formtek wrote:Hello,

What is the best Renderfarm for Kray renders/animations?

Now i work with RebusFarm but they do not support Kray very well. :-(

Thanks!!

Yes RebusFarm disappointed (when I told them is problem with GI distribution I got nothing.... even no small interest)
I suggest only GarageFarm actually. Is always full support and no problems, especially with new client software for Lightwave.

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by Alexis » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:21 pm

I confirm, Garage fam is very nice.

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by formtek » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:38 am

Im using Garagefarm for the first time.
Is it true that i must wait untill other renders finish???

It says : Jobs in queue before yours : 2 jobs (779 frames)

How long must i wait.
Most of the time i do not have the time to wait!!!

Any tips or suggestions?

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by Janusz Biela » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:33 am

formtek wrote:Im using Garagefarm for the first time.
Is it true that i must wait untill other renders finish???

It says : Jobs in queue before yours : 2 jobs (779 frames)

How long must i wait.
Most of the time i do not have the time to wait!!!

Any tips or suggestions?
Hello

It works in this way (all services of that type works the same so is doesn`t matter which company you select):
- 2 jobs (779 frames) means, before your frames (project) are render another (other client, other scene, can be also your another project) Generally you must wait in queue 779 image frames - then your animation will start render. We do not know how long it will takes. Also Network system render can not tell you how long because this is very hard to calculate (too many variable data). But at least you see approximate progress when your project will start.
- If you use the cheapest prices then you must prepare for long waiting. Sometimes it can takes one day until you scene will start or even more. This is strongly connected with prioritize of job.
- The highest priority the more you must pay (you are not only one who render on Render Farm)
- If you have project with tight (or small) budget then you must choose Low Priority but ATTENTION! you need more time for render! So at least one week with Low Priority and medium size project.
- Low Priority can be done much faster because this depends how many clients render in the same time. So you can be lucky and finish you project in one day. But if you have short death line do not take RISK!
- I think the best balance offers Medium Priority but of course price is higher.
- in extreme situations you can choose High Priority - it will put you immediately on the first place to render project (of course this depends also how many other clients already choose this priority). But generally this priority level starts immediately your project.
- Garagefarm offer very good online price calculator
- my advice: if you want cheap rendering then keep at least one week time for rendering on render farm.

Last time I used one year ago GarageFarm (I have beta test account but I have to concentrate with K3) so some information's above are not valid but generally mechanism of network rendering is always the same.

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by formtek » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:36 pm

Hello,

Thanks for your input.
But sill......................something is not going right.
I think i set my render on Priority and still i am waiting and waiting and i do not see any progress.
Is that normal?

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Re: Renderfarm

Post by Janusz Biela » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:05 pm

I think is ok. Before your start is 117 frames. It can takes a while to starts your project but not so so much long as with Low o Medium. Also your project will be faster render because High Priority has the biggest amount CPU assigned for this level (it can be that you will get ready all frames after very short time)
Please remember switching Priority also needs time (this I am not 100% sure). So before you start please select your destination priority.

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