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show user profile  cbflex
Hey Guys. General question to the crowd.

My current computer is abot 3 years old, maybe pushing onto 4. I might one day upgrade and probably will, but for now my current system does all the work I need it to do.

My quesstion is, being that my current CPU is now 4 years old, I can only expect it to be worth much less on the market. So, I was thinking about creating my own little network farm. I have some renders that take about 40 minutes per frame when rendered in High Res. I calculated, that if I have 10 of my CPUs running at once, that I could render my animations in high res in 1-5 minutes.

I think it might be worth more, to buy a render farm than a whole new computer.
What would I need to get this done? Would it be easy?
Would I need a special room setup that's kept cool?
Where can I start reading about setting this up?
I am not even sure where to begin in terms of thinking about buying the casing and motherbaords or whatever, and setting it all up efficiently...
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5/30/2016 6:03:24 PM (last edit: 5/30/2016 6:03:24 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
I would buy littlest(is this english) pc's as possible. Better get one kick ass mega machine. Less management, less licenses, lower electricity bill etc.
Get as many cores as you can in one pc :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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5/31/2016 8:59:35 AM (last edit: 5/31/2016 8:59:35 AM)
show user profile  FX
Render farms are nothing special, they are just PC's on a network administrated with some front-end software, ie: Deadline.

What's your budget ?

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5/31/2016 1:04:34 PM (last edit: 5/31/2016 1:04:34 PM)
show user profile  Undersky
I'd take a look at Redshift. A GPU renderer, so stick a couple of 980Ti's or 1080 cards in one machine, and you don't have the need for a render farm.
Demo reel, 2010
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5/31/2016 1:52:41 PM (last edit: 5/31/2016 1:52:41 PM)
show user profile  khamski
It's funny that only from your explanation i got how it works.
Nothing on-site.
Not a word.
I expected some tasty explanatory video tbh.
Thx for the heads up.
Installing their soft now --------

oh.. i found a video.
But 0nly for Maya for some reason...


Hum... So it's a separate renderer?
With it's own shaders and stuff ?

I thought Redshift is a render BOOSTER. Not a new renderer...

**more thoughts....

It works ONLY with Maya and SoftImage... O_O

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5/31/2016 5:18:40 PM (last edit: 5/31/2016 5:40:16 PM)
show user profile  khamski
whYcan'TiDeLetEMes$aGe ?

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5/31/2016 5:33:14 PM (last edit: 5/31/2016 5:45:32 PM)
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