Render farm is not a new concept for the field of renderering use. However, which render farm solution is the best option? The following article will analyze each type of render farm with advantages and disadvantages. Basically, render farm has 2 types: build own render farm and rent render farm service.
Build own render farm:
A type of render farm that users build a render farm system to serve their personal needs and purposes. This type of render farm has high security and you are completely proactive in your work.
However, the own render farm also has many limitation. A computer that is suitable for the rendering process will take $3000 – $6000, and an own render farm needs at least 3-4 computers. Estimated cost also really makes you consider. Besides, the render speed of this farm is only suitable for small projects that does not require a professional render farm system. For example, rendering 1000-1200 frames will take about 8 – 9 o’clock
Another problem that people never consider when using own render farm in a short time, is the cost of electricity . However, if rendering for a few days or even weeks, the cost is very real, because rendering in 1 hour on average, a workstation consumes up to 1.5Kwh of electricity.
Using own render farm also means that you must perform all tasks of the rendering process, which requires you have to know about rendering and render farm to limit errors.
Rent render farm service
If you work mostly on commercial projects with short deadline, it is always best to choose render farm service. There are two types of render farm service, physical render farm and cloud render farm.
Let’s refer to a few comparisons below about the pros and cons of the two types of render farm rent mentioned above
Physical render farm
The traditional render farm in which machine system will be installed directly by service providers. Like own render farms, physical render farms are a highly secure method because the service provider only rents the machines and does not participate in the rendering process.
Because there is a service provider, you will have to spend a lot of time for contracting, installing equipment…One more thing you should also care if you want to use physical render farm is that the risk of equipment damage during rendering and of course the cost to repair is not cheap.
Cloud render farm
Easy to use:
All processes are done online, you just need to upload the file to the cloud of the service provider, conduct the render and get the resulting file.
You do not need to spend budget for types of cost such as equipment investment, installation, cost of electricity, etc.
The farms are always ready to help you fix immediately errors during rendering.
Most of the farms sign the NDA (Non-disclosure agreement), which is the confidentiality agreement between at least two parties about documents, knowledge or confidential information that the parties want to share with each other for certain purposes. This helps minimize the risk of information leakage, especially for large projects that need high security.
The above analysis helps you to have the most objective view of types of render farm. However, as you can see, cloud render farm minimizes the disadvantages of two traditional render methods and this is also a popular render farm method in the world.
With many years of experiencing in the international market and cooperating with individuals and businesses around the world, Super Renders Farm is confident to bring customers the best quality service, incentive price and absolute security.