The number of sci-fi flicks has been increased with past two decades. Why? Certainly there is more than one reason behind this phenomenon. However, one reason that we cannot omit is Computer Graphics, shortly called as CG. As such films demands extra ordinary and unbelievable graphic scenes, it was just impossible for film makers on earlier to have portrayal that they need to have in their films. Therefore, there were restrictions in making sci-fi movies and other related visuals. This is the reason why such movies were not made before and it was well enjoyed in books by many people.
Since the introduction of CG, there was a tremendous change in the film industry. It aided the film makers to have unbelievable scenes in the films. In fact, CG offered the film makers in realizing what kind of visuals they want to have in the movie. For example, if you have seen the film Titanic, director has portrayed the magnificent beauty of the Titanic ship and also ship wrecking scene. All the scenes looked so realistic and natural that people were unable discern it was a movie. Here, the major credit goes to CG technology which helped director to have the scenes that he wanted to have in the film.
When talking about the recent developments in CG technology, it is also necessary to mention about render farm. As the name says, render farm has farm-like setting of computer hardware. It means it has multiple computers connected each other with each one being arranged one after in a farm like pattern. The inter-connected computers unites together to form a single computer, having high performance capability. Due to this characteristic, render is able to handle the complex CG rendering task easily and process it in lesser than what it takes usually by regular stand alone computers. Today, almost all CG studios have render farm and it is also owned by individual CG artist or freelance CG artists.
All those who find owning render farm as very expensive can go with online render farm. Let give small introduction about online rendering farm for those who havent heard about before. Online render farm is a render farm that is utilized via online. For example, render farm of the service provider is located in some remote location which you can use from your computer by connecting through the Internet. By using online render farm, you avoid buying an own render farm with big investment. You use and pay money according to your usage.
To achieve the right effect of using the render farm, you need to use appropriate render farm. For instance, if you are utilizing vray rendering engine for your CG rendering engine, you need to use Vray render farm. Most of the good online render farm service provides different kind of render farm service for the CG artist/studio customers.