So, while setting up a local render farm, the question dawned on me if I use my desktop, my wife’s desktop, and her laptop as members of my render farm, how long should it take to do a routine render?
Case in point, my current project has several renders that are 700 frames long. My desktop can render one of those frames in 5.43 seconds. My wife’s desktop in about the same time. Her laptop does a frame in 11 seconds.
Using the House Painter Formula,
t = time it will take all the computers to complete a 700 frame render.
My desktop = 5.43 * 700 = 3801 seconds to complete the render
Wife’s desktop = 5.43 * 700 = 3801 seconds as well.
Wife’s laptop = 11 * 700 = 7700 seconds
So 1/t = 1/3801 + 1/3801 + 1/7700
So 1/t = 0.0002630887 + 0.0002630887 + 0.0001298701
So 1/t = 0.0006560475
Invert = t = 1524 seconds
1524/60 seconds = 25.4
(About 25.4 minutes)