Is a render farm worth it?

Thursday, 10 November 2022 by Nicole Holt

Have you ever wondered if renting a render farm is worth it in terms of money and time? This article helps you know if a render farm is a good choice for your projects.

If you really want to know: Yes, a render farm has many benefits that always make it worth it for you to invest in one. We invite you to keep reading to learn why.

Is a render farm worth it?

To start off with the basics: A render farm consists of many computer systems interconnected and set-up to calculate 3D images from animations or single frame projects. Read our article about how render farms work, if you want to get more details.

Using one can bring you many benefits. Here you can find some:

  • Saving time
  • Saving costs
  • Technical support 24/7
  • Easy interface
  • Secure rendering
  • Minimal risk

The use of a render farm, as we listed above, saves you much time, this alone, allows you to take on more and bigger projects, increase the quality of your results, and meet all your deadlines while you have time to spare on anything you want to. This can be more profitable for you in the long run.

Whether you're new or have some experience in the 3D world, some render farms offer a very easy and intuitive interface to start rendering your job. So always look for the one that makes you feel more comfortable to work with.

Additionally, the use of a render farm ensures your jobs are protected when rendering since you have a qualified technical team looking over it while it renders. This of course will reduce risks and the error range since they make sure it gets done just the way you expect it to.

And one of the things that make commercial render farms really worth it, is that you can even reduce costs since you won't have to build a local render farm on your own which is very expensive. With a commercial render farm, you always have the newest machines available to render with just one click and at any time you need them.

Now, there are some misconceptions regarding the cost of a render farm, which might prevent you from using one, but the truth is, you don't need to spend lots of money to render on a render farm.

First, you need to find the one that meets your needs in every way. Learn about how they offer discounts or any financial help available that might be of use to you.

At RebusFarm for example, we give away free credit to get you started with us. We only charge you for rendering time and on top of that, we offer volume discounts and student discounts.

Discounts

Discounts can play an important role when deciding which render farm to use since this allows you to afford more and reduce even more costs. At RebusFarm for example, you can start off with 25 RenderPoints for a free trial which equals 25 Euro. The general render farm usage only costs 1.2 Cent/GHzh (Gigahertz hour) or 0,45 Cent/OBh (Octanebench hour), depending if you want to render on CPUs or GPUs. The price can even be lower than that when you make use of our various discounts.

  • Volume Discounts: Apply automatically when buying a certain amount of RenderPoints. The more RenderPoints you purchase, the higher the discount you get to render online - up to 60%. Bought RenderPoints in your account never expire, so it is really helpful to purchase a higher amount at once and use it over time. That also puts you in the comfortable position to always be ready to start your renderings.
  • Student Discount: RebusFarm wants to support your 3D artist career. As a student, you can get a discount of 50% on your purchases for educational projects.

Do not hesitate to test a render farm and take your art and your business to the next level!



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