Commercial render farms?

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RLSprouse
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Commercial render farms?

Postby RLSprouse » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Hi all:

I have been frustrated by the slow speed of rendering with Luxrender on my iMac 27" system, to the point that I have almost lost interest in doing 3D graphics. I am wondering if any of you have experience using any of the commercial render services, and how well that works. Does anyone have any guidance or recommendations?

Thanks.

~ Russ

FilthyAppetite
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby FilthyAppetite » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:52 am

I am currently running my own render farm, out of my older machines, mostly 4-core AMD's ..
Recently I bought via Ebay, the parts for a an actual server..
2x5670 cpu's 6core cpu's
Supermicro Mobo
40gb Memory ECC
then picked up everything else locally, HD's PSy, case..
Cost me about 500$ total, and it's a beast.. I dont really need anything else now, but I still throw all my other machines on for final renders.
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RLSprouse
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby RLSprouse » Wed May 04, 2016 1:53 pm

For what it is worth, I have just signed up for a service called pixelplow, and hope to give it a try very soon. I will let you all know how it works out.

FilthyAppetite
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby FilthyAppetite » Thu May 05, 2016 9:08 am

I remember seeing one of these before, maybe you can check them out...
http://rentrender.com/free-render-farms/

There are more free render farms for blender, but I'm not really into converting stuff to other programs... since I've had much difficulty with Maya/3dmax to and from Daz ..
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renderfantasies
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby renderfantasies » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:17 pm

@RLSprouse, have you tried pixelplow yet? Any feedback? Thinking of signing up myself

RLSprouse
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby RLSprouse » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:43 pm

I could not make it work, so I gave up for the time being. It is probably my own ignorance, so you may be able to make it work. If so, or if anyone has a recommendation for a commercial service that works, I'd be very interested in hearing about it.

pruiz
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby pruiz » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:07 pm

Renderstreet https://render.st/ is set up to render Luxrender and Daz Studio. They give you a $25 starter fee - it works well.

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Marcel2586
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Re: Commercial render farms?

Postby Marcel2586 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:12 pm

this would be funny if it weren't happening to me :shock:

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