Maybe lots of person wonder if I need to use a cloud rendering in my projects, today, as a famous render farm, Fox Renderfarm will let you know the advantage and disadvantage of using cloud rendering.
The advantage of using cloud rendering
1. Save Times
The top render farm companies have at least 3000 rendering nodes, like Fox Renderfarm, can fire up to thousands of rendering nodes instantly, can powerful supports CPU & GPU. It could definitely save your time on the rendering process.
2. Cost Effective
Compared with the self-building render farm, cloud rendering would be much more cost effective especially for the big project. You don't need to spend too much money to purchase hardware and maintain the network, and don't need to hire people to manage it.
3. Easy to Use
Some render farms has its own system, which has a lot of great features, such as automatically analyze and render the project, download the rendered frames with a few simple clicks, customized cloud rendering solution etc.
4. 24*7 Customer Service and TD Support
Around the clock customer service and technical support could always be a lifesaver if we met any problem when rendering but don't know how to solve it. The professional service team could totally help you on that.
Besides the advantage, now it is the disadvantage’s time
1. Security
Some small render farm will not sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement with customers, so you'd better find some high reputation company who had worked with big producing companies on famous films, if ever worked with OSCAR winners would be the best, like Fox Renderfarm, it is compliant with MPAA security standards for content protection, data confidentiality and encryption. Also, it is ISO 27001 certified to keep your assets and information secure.
2. Software, Render and Plugin Compatibility
Different people would have different habits, so the more software, render & plugin the render farm supports, the better, like Fox Rendefarm, supports most popular 3D software, renderers and plug-ins all over the world, like 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Sketchup, Blender, LightWave, Softimage, V-Ray, Redshift, Mental Ray, RenderMan, Corona, etc. But if the render farm can even support custom's own plugin, it would be a great added-value service.
2. Paid Service
The company need to buy hardware and rent persons to manage it, so there is no full-free render farm, but you can get free $20 on Fox Render farm when you register.

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