You have no doubt seen my previous poll…here is a new one - read this before voting!
A person would go to our webpage and register with a
This would then set them up to allow our rendering farm to render there images as fast as we can and get them back to you within the same day (or withing reasonable time based on render times). To do this the new member would:
login to there account
upload i zip file containing the “press F12” .blend (packed data) into there queue
mark the priority of rendering
this is the end of the user part and the beginning of the admin part…
These files are then marked with a priority stamp and your username. Example for an account for Prince that was marked for a priority of 5:
The administrators would then log in to a special account and download your first priority file from your queue. Once downloaded the file is deleted from your queue and put into the trash can, where at the end of the day it will be deleted. The file is then put on one of the rendering computers and rendered or animated.
The finished file is then uploaded into your download section of your queue where you can then download it…and email will be sent to alert you that it has been finished. These files are linkable for forums.
A perk is that you get a special gallery page for all of your images… you just set the colors and put your images in an order and give a name and description to the image and the server automatically makes a gallery of thumbnails for you to display your work easier…this is no replacement for your own website but it makes for a quick gallery!
All this costs only $20 for three months and is payable through a paypal account.
Renders are saved in any format and size you set.
Animation are saved in AVI Raw and you are contacted for the codec that you wish to encode it in after it is animated. If it is under 20MB it will be put in your download section. If over that it will be burned to a CD or DVD and sent to you. This also adds a $3 (US shipping) fee to your three month cost. You get unlimited rendering time and animating time.
The beauty of this set up is that any admin can access the account queues and start rendering on their render farm…essentially making one large render farm nation wide! The hosting would be on a new host i have recently found that provides 200GB of bandwidth and a ton of space so there would be no worries of slow servers. Each rendering computer would have several accounts assigned to it which it would cycle through.
The host farm (RFXS farm) would feature 20 PCs with the following specs:
256MB PC2700 RAM
40GB Hard Drive
2.8GHz Celeron 400FSB
Five of these are for dedicated animating - the others are for rendering… Others may have other setups…
So basically that is the low down…if you have any questions just ask…
So how many would use us (i need numbers to tell me if it is worth the investment)?