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Offline germannick

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Keyshot renderfarm
« on: March 28, 2019, 06:49:29 am »
My PC (Intel Xeon  E5-1620 0 @3,60 GHz and 16 RAM) is not the most powerful machine and the Network render option is not practical either. Issues with our IT  team and the technical structure is preventing me from using efficiently.
So here is my question, has any of you used an outside render farm such as www.renderkeyshot.com before? If so, what is your suggestion?

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 07:22:41 am »
I think there's a pretty large user base that does. Honestly, just do a broad search of the forum for "Render Farm" and you'll find tons of posts regarding the subject.

A few of the regular contributors on here either have their own keyshot farms or work for one those companies. User  3D Off The Page is one such person. You may want to check out their site: http://www.3dotp.com/  or search for them and send a PM if you want more info.

I think I'm running a fairly similar system (E5-1660 @ 3.0 GHz) and run into my fair share of issues, but I don't think my system a slouch by any means. Rendering things like animations however, takes a ton of time to do on a system like that. I'm looking to one of our internal teams who set up a local keyshot render farm within our company to try and cut my time on those big projects. One thing you may consider however is bumping up your RAM if you work with larger files. I'm running 64GB on my rig.

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 11:54:43 am »
Certified KeyShot Automated Render Farm
https://www.rendershot.net/

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 01:51:37 pm »
Fortunately our studio has its own dedicated farm in our building with 6 nodes totaling 120 cores, but even that's not enough horsepower to keep up with demand sometimes, so we have a yearly package with 3D Off The Page (which AVator mentioned above) for a dedicated farm service, which is quite nice if you plan on doing renders all of the time on a consistent basis, you don't have to wait for long queues or whatever, it's only what you send. If your company can afford it, I totally recommend them. Steve (I think he's the owner) is great with his response timing if you reach out to him for anything.

They also have the typical rendering services for one off jobs.

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 06:23:15 pm »
Germannick send us an email if you would like more information ([email protected]).

Thanks for the referrals!

We are also in the process of adding weekly farm rentals to our current hourly, monthly and yearly farms.  With the weekly, monthly and yearly farms they are "your" farms for the term of the rental allowing you and your team to send jobs directly from KeyShot.

Steve

Offline germannick

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 11:14:07 pm »
Sweet, I`ll look at it deeper.
It is just very frustrating when you have to wait for your animation to render for 8 days and your computer runs on 100% its capacity

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 11:01:41 am »
Dealing with corporate style IT is sometimes a pain. The workaround though, is to build your own off network network. We did this at a previous job for a 3dsMax farm.
So it all had it's own switch, and wasn't connected to anything. Then our few computers had 2 NIC cards, one going to the main network, and the secondary card going to the farm.

IT finally caught wind, and decided to support it. Having two NIC cards carried some issues since some software binds to that. Hypershot was actually one of them.

Anyway, that's one potential thought for you if you just need a few machines "off the grid." Just don't bridge the NIC cards. And that also means those machines have no internet, so no updates.

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Re: Keyshot renderfarm
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 09:07:50 am »

We are also in the process of adding weekly farm rentals to our current hourly, monthly and yearly farms.  With the weekly, monthly and yearly farms they are "your" farms for the term of the rental allowing you and your team to send jobs directly from KeyShot.

Steve

That's great news, Steve. Looking forward to hearing more about these plans, would definitely help us when things get hot and heavy for short sprints.