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Render Farm

Your one-stop solution for fast, efficient, and secure render farm services.

WHAT IS A RENDER FARM?

A render farm is a high-performance computer system, specifically designed to render computer-generated imagery (CGI). This system, essentially a cluster of powerful computers, is employed when a single computer’s resources are insufficient due to the high computational demands of rendering tasks.

In the process of rendering, 3D models, scenes, and effects are converted into the final image or animation that you see on the screen. This can be a very computationally intensive process, especially for complex scenes with high-resolution textures, detailed geometry, or advanced lighting effects.

The concept of a render farm is based on parallel computing, where rendering tasks are distributed among multiple machines to speed up the process. This way, a task that could take weeks or even months on a single workstation can be completed in a fraction of the time. Render farms are essential in industries such as film and animation, architectural visualisation, product design, and any field where high-quality digital imagery is required.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A RENDER FARM?

Render farms are an invaluable asset in the realm of digital content creation, offering a myriad of benefits that extend beyond simply rendering images or animations. From small design studios to large-scale film production companies, the advantages of using a render farm are widely recognised. These benefits transform the way businesses approach the challenging and time-consuming process of rendering, providing a robust solution that enhances both productivity and creativity. With this in mind, let’s explore the four key benefits this service brings to the table.

One of the primary benefits of a render farm is the ability to significantly speed up the rendering process. By leveraging the power of multiple computers working in unison, complex projects can be rendered in a fraction of the time it would take a single computer.

With the enhanced computational power of a render farm, companies can produce higher volumes of high-quality images or animations within tight deadlines. This is particularly beneficial for industries that require a large number of rendered images or frames, such as animation studios or architectural visualisation firms.

Render farms allow for higher quality outputs, as they have the capacity to handle more complex graphics, textures, lighting, and effects. This enables creators to push the boundaries of realism and detail in their digital imagery.

While the initial setup cost might seem high, a render farm can be a cost-effective solution in the long run. The time saved on rendering tasks can be redirected to other creative or productive tasks, thus increasing overall efficiency and productivity. In addition, using a cloud-based render farm service can provide flexibility, scaling up or down based on project requirements, which can be more cost-efficient than maintaining in-house hardware.

RENDER PLANS

Choose the plan that fits your budget and needs.

Starter

Perfect for small projects and quick re-renders
£ 60 /Hour
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  • Project files can be obtained after the bill has been paid.
  • 128 Cores of rendering performance or 1 GPU (RTX 3090 24GB)
Backup of rendered files

Daily

This package lets you use the render farm for 24H.
£ 300 /24H (CPU Mode)
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  • Starter
  • £375/24H (GPU Mode)
  • Requires 100% upfront payment (for 1st time customers)

Weekly

Perfect for large number of files or 4k animations.
£ 650 /7 days (CPU Mode)
  • £800/7 days (GPU Mode)
  • Requires 100% upfront payment (for 1st time customers)
  • 128 or 256 Cores of rendering performance for 24h, or 1 - 2 (RTX 3090's 24GB)
  • Backup of rendered files.
  • 9AM to 6PM GMT support

To obtain an accurate quote for your file, we recommend following these steps:

  1. Open your file in KeyShot and select “Save Package.
  2. Upload the saved package to either WeTransfer or Google Drive.
  3. Include the download link to the KSP file in your request. By providing us with the KSP file, we can offer you a more precise estimate for the rendering time and generate a specific quote. Remember to lock your output resolutions and cameras as well.


Please note that all our prices are based on the amount of time required. If you want a definitive plan, please send us your KSP file. Users with an EDU license will receive a 20% discount.

Here’s an overview of our pricing, ranging from simple one-hour scenarios to renting our full farm for weeks. Please keep in mind that for enterprise customers planning to use the farm for extended periods, we offer a special package not mentioned here. Usecase scenarios and recommended plans are as follows:

  1. Starter: Ideal for small and short animations, as well as up to 10,000 32-sample still images within one hour.

  2. Daily: Designed for medium to large-scale animations (1080p@30/60fps – 4k@30fps for 600 frames) and supports up to 20,000 60-sample still images within 2 or 3 hours per image.

  3. Weekly: This plan allows for unlimited usage within one week, catering to power users who want to maximise the farm’s potential by rendering various projects.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RENDER FARM SERVICE?

Choosing the right render farm service involves several considerations to ensure that the service aligns with your specific needs and objectives. Here are some factors to consider:

  • SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY

    It's crucial that the render farm service supports the specific software and plugins you use for your projects. Whether it's Keyshot, 3DS Max, Maya, Blender, or any other rendering software, compatibility should be a top priority.

  • HARDWARE CAPABILITIES

    The computational power of the render farm should meet the demands of your projects. Check the specifications of the servers, such as the processing power, memory, and storage capacity. A more powerful rendering farm will export your projects more quickly and handle more complex scenes.

  • COST

    Pricing structures for render farm services can vary widely. Some charge per hour of rendering, while others offer a flat rate based on the project's complexity or duration. Choose a service that fits your budget, but also offers good value for the level of performance you require.

  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT

    Reliable customer support is essential, especially when you're working against the clock. Look for services that offer round-the-clock support and have a reputation for responsive, helpful service.

  • SECURITY

    Your project's data should be protected. Ensure that the render farm service has robust security measures in place to protect your files from unauthorised access or data loss.

  • EASE OF USE

    Choose a service provider that is user-friendly, with straightforward processes for uploading projects, managing rendering tasks, and downloading completed renders.

  • SCALABILITY

    The service should be able to scale up or down depending on your project's needs. A good render farm service will be able to handle anything from small, simple projects to large, complex ones.

WHAT IS THE RENDER FARM WORKFLOW?

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PREPARE AND SEND FILES

To begin a project, simply send us your packaged files in .ksp format via email or through file transfer services such as WeTransfer or TransferNow.

PRODUCE TEST RENDER

Our render farm loads your files and we send you some frames from the sequence for your approval before continuing.

BEGIN RENDERING

As soon as you or your team approve all the files, we will start rendering your project.

INVOICE AND PAYMENT

We will finalise the cost estimate and send you the invoice after completing 10% - 30% of your file processing.

DOWNLOAD FILES

After we receive your payment, you will receive a secure link to access your files.

WHY CHOOSE XO3D FOR YOUR RENDER FARM NEEDS?

BROAD SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY

XO3D supports a diverse range of 3D software applications and plugins, catering to various rendering needs.

SUPERIOR HARDWARE CAPABILITIES

Our cutting-edge hardware delivers swift rendering times, efficiently managing projects of any complexity.

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ACCESSIBLE TEAM

We pride ourselves in communication and customer service. Throughout your project there will be constant updates of how we are getting on with your files either through phone or email.

ROBUST SECURITY

XO3D prioritises data security, employing stringent protocols to safeguard your files and privacy.

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SPEEDY DELIVERY

Ensuring the smoothest process. We deliver quality work on time.

 

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COMPETITIVE PRICING

XO3D offers an attractive pricing structure that balances affordability with high-quality performance.

Ready to begin?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our render farm service supports a wide range of 3D software applications and plugins, including but not limited to 3DS Max, Keyshot, Cinema 4D, and many more. It’s always best to contact us directly for a comprehensive list of supported software to ensure compatibility with your specific needs.

We understand the critical importance of data security. We employ robust security measures to protect your files during transmission and storage. Our security protocols include high-level encryption and stringent access controls. We also adhere to strict privacy policies that ensure your data is not shared with any third parties.

Our pricing structure is based on the computational power and time used to render your projects. Factors such as the complexity of the scenes, resolution, and the specific render settings you choose can affect the total cost. For a more precise quotation, please feel free to contact us with details of your project.