Server based rendering technology?

Hi all,

Not an area I’m familiar with, but we’re looking for a server based rendering setup - hopefully under £10k, hopefully UK based

Any suggestions?

Cheers, Sean

Are you talking about for the software? Hardware? Or both?

There are a couple main packages that support being run in a render farm (networked servers). Maxwell and Mental ray probably being the most popular.

Depending on your budget you may also just want to consider a single high end workstation (Dual Xeon Nehalem chips + a lot of memory) You can get 8 cores/16 virtual cores on a machine for not a lot of money and that would be much faster, cheaper to deploy and run then a network of several slower machines.