In this blog I will share my experience with rendering using the provided render farm, as well as overcoming the obstacle of not having enough render time with the available resources.
I have actually not had much previous experience with rendering, and everything which I have learned during the past trimesters has escaped my memory; so this trimester, as I was the team leader, I had to make myself responsible for ensuring that all the renders were done properly. Initially, the plan was to complete all renders on the institute provide render farm, however the large number of projects quickly filled in the render queue and we found ourselves faced with the reality that this render farm was not enough. The next step after that realization was to invest in an online render farm. Having heard about FOX Renders from our lecturers, it was that company which I turned to. I’ll be honest that there were many obstacles when using the render farm, and I kept in constant contact with the support team over Skype, and even made a support inquiry phone call to, what I soon realized, was Hong Kong.
We divided the scenes to render among myself and one of my teammates and alas! Succeeded to render all the scenes on time. My feeling of relief was discernible. There were, however, as I have mentioned certain issues with the renders. These were mainly cause by connection problems because apparently the connection with the render farm from our location is much lower than from somewhere like Hong Kong or the US, and the internet bandwidth is also significantly lower. But all problems aside, the renders were successfully completed thanks to the support and help of the Fox Renders support team.