The Advantage And Disadvantage of Using Cloud Rendering

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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What is cloud rendering
What is cloud rendering
Cloud rendering is calculated in a similar way to general cloud computing, and it is a rendering method based on render farm. Users can package their own customized files, upload the packaged files to the cloud rendering server through the cloud rendering client, make full use of the computer hardware resources in the cluster network, and calculate the complex 3D scene through a large number of computer calculations to generate a preview image, or the final animated image for visual effect adjustment or post-production synthesis. Better rendering hardware, lower rendering costs and easier to use. These are the points where has advantages over traditional rendering. For example, the producer made an interior rendering. If the rendering is based on the 3600X2500 size, a general computer will take at least 3 to 6 hours, but if you use cloud rendering service, you only need to upload the file to the client, rendering time can less than 1 hour. Cloud rendering is several times faster than house . And during the rendering, it does not take up the producer's machine. And for the producer, you don't need to always be in front of the computer, you can view the rendering results anytime, anywhere. Let's take Maya web submission process as an example, only 4 steps in Fox Renderfarm: submit > analyze > render > download, 1.Click "Submit" button on the left, select the software for submission> set a project path (Note: select a project path to map the local Maya project path)> select the document for rendering, after that, click "Next". 2.Add software configuration after submitting the job (Note: selection of the rendering system), click "Go Analysis" and wait patiently for the analysis to be completed. 3.Click the job with "Analysis Done", set render parameters and then submit it for rendering (Note: the rendering actually starts only at this job) 4.On the rendering page, click the job > export the file > download. The cloud rendering platform can dynamically adjust the scale of the cloud rendering platform. When the rendering requirements reach the peak warning, the dynamic adjustment automatically expands more computing resources, all the adjustment are automated, and the software running environment and fault tolerance rate are extremely high. Can meet the rendering needs of a variety of software. If you want to learn more about what is, we offer a free trial in $20 ,welcome to take an experience.
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