The Best Cloud Rendering for Maya of 2022

Sitting at your desk waiting to render 3D models and animations in Maya can often be frustrating. If you decide to do it locally, it can drain your CPU and GPU resources and it can take hours or days to fully render your work. Utilizing the productivity of a cloud rendering service provides an excellent alternative, offering speed and efficiency at a low cost, while rendering images in a fraction of the time required for a single workstation. If you want to find a good cloud rendering for Maya, read this article.

First of all, do you know what cloud rendering is?

What is Cloud Rendering?

Cloud rendering is similar to cloud computing in general in that it is a rendering field based rendering approach. More specifically, it is a process where users upload assets to a cloud server for computation/rendering and the cloud server then sends the results back to the user. It includes offline rendering (render farms), real-time rendering and other calculations performed by cloud servers. The same goes for cloud rendering for Maya, which renders Maya files very well.

Best Cloud Rendering for Maya- Fox Renderfarm

What is Fox Renderfarm?

Fox Renderfarm is the industry's leading provider of cloud rendering services. In operation since 2011, Fox Renderfarm has earned a reputation for quality performance, good customer service and flexible pricing plans. In order to build a more secure cloud rendering farm and better protect the privacy of our dear customers, Fox Renderfarm has successfully completed the MPAA's content security best practices and is officially a TPN Trusted Partner.

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How to Render in Fox Renderfarm?

If you have made an interior design and want to render it at 3600x2500. A normal computer will take at least 3 to 6 hours, but with a cloud rendering service, the rendering time can be less than 1 hour by simply uploading the file to the desktop. Cloud rendering is several times faster than a house rendering farm. And it doesn't take up the producer's machine during the rendering process. And for the producer, you don't always need to be in front of your computer, you can view the rendering results anytime, anywhere. Let's see how to render with Maya render farm!

Let's take the Maya web submission process as an example, only 4 steps in Maya render farm: submit > analyze > render > download.

First you need to sign up to Fox Renderfarm, then you will be taken to the cloud rendering page.

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Step 1. Click the "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".

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Step 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.

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Step 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)

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Step 4. On the rendering page, click the job > export the file > download.

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Here are some projects that also use a cloud rendering services:

Conclusion

A good cloud rendering for Maya can make your files render faster and better. Not to mention that most online cloud rendering services offer free rendering vouchers. Fox Renderfarm, for example, offers a free $25 trial.

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