To create visual effects and animation for films and TV shows there needed huge processing time. Film monster vs. alien’s rendering time is forty million hours film Madagascar’s rendering time is thirty million hours and rendering time of revenge of the “sixth” is six point six million hours.
Generally render time of television visual effects is thirty minutes to one hour per frame but in the feature film required multiple hours per frame for example in the film transformer tow a character called devastator’s Imax resolution frames took up to seventy two hours per frame. So it is difficult for studios to get around this and solving the problem they use render farm or online render farm. Render farms are collections of various kind of machines with the function of rendering frames. Many processors used in render farms for rendering in adding to the system that animators use. For producing transformer tow there was a render farm with 57000 processors cores and 2000 cores artist machines.
Only big studious and 3d artist are not the restricted area for using of render farms even small studios can have their own render farms for encourage the extra machine called render nodes to accelerate rendering. Small studios and freelance artist can use that kind of system for digital audio work stations and architectural visualization. Small studios can increase their productivity by working on a lone work station. If you have a small studio and thinking to spend cash for buying new machines, consider whether it would be more effective by investing in a additional system used as render nodes .you can save cash and also get best feedback by following this way.
Maximum 3d software has some form of a rendering controller and rendering network capabilities which are effective for manage the additional nodes from work stations and make possible to run it without mouse, keyboard and monitor. It is possible to run each node with remote by adding virtual network computing client without additional expenses with kvm switch for access to each node.
For build a render farm there are three ways those are you can make it yourself, you can hire a builder to make it for you and you can buy a pre-built box. First option is easy to get because it is the cheapest option. Last option is the most costly option. It is very important to make sure the processors of render farm and the processors of work stations are same because without same processor there will differences in rendering architecture and one can get differences in final rendered frame.
This time we see visual effect almost every film which is possible for render farm with blender render farm, maya render farm, good render farm software, vray render farm and 3ds max render farm. So we can easily say it has a great contribution in the industry of films.