The Process of Rendering in the Cloud

June 06, 2018 12:12 PM

The Process of Rendering in the Cloud

What is the cloud?

In the simplest terms, the cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. The cloud is a metaphor for a global network of remote servers that operates as a single ecosystem, commonly associated with the Internet. Most cloud services can be accessed through a Web browser like Firefox or Google Chrome, and some companies offer dedicated mobile apps. In our case you access your files through our web based application. When you store something “in the cloud,” you’re actually storing at our secure location.

What is the rendering cloud?

Rendering in the cloud helps you render images in less time by freeing desktop resources so you can work faster and smarter. With cloud rendering, you’re uploading and download your files from our system. Once the files are uploaded to the cloud we render your files on our physical machines that we have at our data center location whish in located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

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What are the benefits of using the cloud?

The main benefit of the rendering in the cloud is that, because the remote servers handle much of the computing and storage, you don’t necessarily need an expensive, high-end machine to get your work done.

  • Save Money

    Who doesn’t want to save money? We take care of the cost for the licensing of the CG software. Not only do you save on the CG Software but also on Render Management Software. There is no need to investment in hardware and infrastructure.

  • Save Time

    Since we have over 200 machines we can render in hourrs instead of days if you used your own workstation.

  • On-Demand Service

    The farm runs 24/7 so you can submit at anytime. Also, with our web job management system you can check on your renders from your mobile phone or tablet.

Are my files safe?

One of the biggest concerns is safety. Since, we have our own data center; we have a staff dedicated to ensure that your files are protected by careful monitoring the traffic that is coming in and out. Our staff are here to make sure that the machines are running at their full potential. Even though you’re rendering in the cloud, we are still hands on. If you have any problems you can call us (213) 627-3149 and actually speak to a real person. Also, we can sign Non-Disclosure Agreements, just email us at

How is the pricing determined?

Some render farms use the per GHz hour, per core hour, or per node hour to calculate the cost of the renders. Even if the pricing is per GHz hour, per core hour, or per node hour at the end of day you’re being billed for the time it takes to render your files. Also, the pricing can fluctuate depending on how quickly you need everything. The faster you need the files rendered the higher the price.

  • Per Ghz hour

    Price per Ghz hour is a more precise representation of the rendering cost. It is a price for 1 Ghz used in an hour of rendering regardless of the model of the node being used (we have a few different nodes types on the farm).

  • Per Core Hour

    Price per core hour is based on the actual physical core hour of the node. Our machines have 12-core, so you would be billed for 12 core for the hour of use.

  • Per node hour

    Price per node hour is based on the Ghz rate and it shows you how much you pay if you used a node for an entire hour. Note that we have different models of nodes on the farm and thus the node hourly rate may vary due to different Ghz specs.