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Cloud rendering
show user profile  troyr
The architecture firm that i work for is looking at Cloud rendering instead of purchasing hardware (Office Assets). Can i have a professional opinion from 3DS Max / Vray users if they too are looking at implementing this in their offices or your thoughts on if this is going to be the next phase for rendering?
I prefer to have a render farm in the office for the control it offers, however if cloud rendering is cheap and efficient i'd give that a go also.
Thanks for your time

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7/31/2014 1:48:40 AM (last edit: 7/31/2014 1:48:40 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Bolteon here uses cloud (Amazon) rendering quite a bit, I believe. Hopefully he will pop by and comment on this.

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7/31/2014 10:52:22 AM (last edit: 7/31/2014 10:52:22 AM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
The question I would ask is of job sharing with other client companies needing render time. Are hard drives dedicated to the client? Are there time slots assigned for rendering. Can one send a job at any time of day?
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7/31/2014 5:09:37 PM (last edit: 7/31/2014 5:09:37 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I think in the end the impression I got was for the cost of machines, when you require decent machines, wasn't really worth it.

We just got some extra blades instead for now..... Keeping it simple for now (kinda)

Assuming you're talking about hiring loads of amazon machines that is, I think if you use common combinations (like max/vray) then remote render farms are still very viable.

(I use xsi/vray which is not well supported with online farms)

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7/31/2014 6:11:52 PM (last edit: 7/31/2014 6:11:52 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Are renderfarms not an option?

Cloud rendering seems cool, and maybe? the future?.,....but for now isnt it very complex to set up...etc.

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7/31/2014 7:40:10 PM (last edit: 7/31/2014 7:40:10 PM)
show user profile  troyr
thank you for your replies.
The office where I work currently have 10 boxx render servers (Four years old) for three vis artists which is great. i'd like to get more of them in the near future for efficiency, however our national IT guys are floating the idea about cloud rendering.
I'm not a fan of people telling the users how to work without a good understanding of the systems that potential may be in place. Knowledge is power!

Thanks again

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8/1/2014 5:04:18 AM (last edit: 8/1/2014 5:04:18 AM)
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