How does a Render Farm work?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

How does a render farm work?

A short summary of how a render farm works

A render farm works with hundreds or even thousands of computer systems. A rendering, sent to the render farm is distributed amongst all those machines that render simultaneously which shortens the rendering time tremendously.

Video explaining how a render farm works

A detailed description of how a render farm works

Compared to a local render farm, a render cloud provider/commercial render farm has the capability to render a pretty much unlimited number of different render projects at the same time.

To be able to manage this task, render farm services, like RebusFarm, consist of thousands of computer systems that are specially designed to provide this much calculation power for 3D images. These systems are called 'render nodes' and each node has numerous 3D software, renderer and plugins pre-installed.

To control this complex system, a management software is used. This software distributes each render job to hundreds, even thousands of render nodes which all render simultaneously. The software is also in charge of starting the render nodes, only using the software needed for the specific render job. There are either CPU or GPU render nodes, since both types of servers require different hardware.

This process makes it very easy and efficient to use a render farm like RebusFarm for your render project.

As a first-time user you only have to:

1. Register
2. Install the free software and find RebusFarm directly in your 3D software
3. Render

After downloading and installing the Rebus Farminizer Plugin you can use your free trial worth 25 EUR to test the service without any obligations. The Farminizer plugs into your 3D software and reliably validates your scene. Then it smoothly uploads your scene, including all your assets and render settings, to the Rebus Render Farm.

Image of the RebusDrop from RebusFarmImage of the RebusDrop from RebusFarm

As an online render service, RebusFarm offers the entire range of 3rd party plugins used by the 3D community. To complete the service, RebusFarm has an experienced support team, that can guide you through your rendering process and is available to help you 24/7.

As a 3D professional, you want to keep track of each rendering, therefore RebusFarm notifies you as soon as your rendering is available. Every rendered image will be shown in RebusFarm's web interface once it is rendered. Additionally, each image will automatically be downloaded to your preset target folder on your local system.

A render farm offers you hassle-free and in-time rendering whenever you need it. The entire service only costs you a tiny fraction of the price that you would have to pay to establish and maintain a local render farm.

If you need any help or have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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