View Full Version : Render Farms?? Who's got the answers?

01-04-2006, 10:49 AM
What is the best resource for learning everything there is to know about renderfarms? Questions such as Mac and PC combined, what is the most affective and affordable and expandable? How does it all map out- what kind of render software is most flexable. What's the most important questions people building renderfarms forget to ask themselves?


01-05-2006, 02:56 AM
Hi there !

I'm no expert on this by any means, but I do have my own small render farm.

I currently have 12 PC's running Windows (2000/XP) and have had good results using Tequila Scream to control the rendering.

The only thing I had to do recently was turn one of my old PC's into a LINUX server due to the PEER-2-PEER limit of 10 PC's forced on us by Microsoft with windows XP Pro.

After the initial setting up hassles, I'm glad my hand has been forced, as I have been meaning to set up a fileserver for ages, but just kept putting it off. It has made things a lot more organised here as I used to have the bad habit of putting the files related to a project on about 3 harddrives on different machines, which made backing stuff up a nightmare.

Just my 2 cents !