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This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Squash-n-Stretch 11 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #4502

    Squash-n-Stretch
    Participant

    Is there such a thing? Maybe in The Digital Hub? It’s just I’m going to be wanting to render out animation for my showreel before next may, and rendering out Vray’ed animation is not going to happen on my 1.73Ghz laptop! :lol: Anyone know of one that does small individual jobs?

    Thanx in advance.

  • #24191

    Pete
    Participant

    There are loads of valid work arounds for rendering out animated scenes with global illumination/radiosity/HDRI/caustics etc., you should really look into the alternatives as, if done correctly, the end results are virtually identical.

    A few suggestions:

    Coming mainly from working with Brazil RS here, you could try :

    *saving out photon maps, disabling your lighting solution and just using the photon maps from the first frame.

    *using render to texture on as as many objects in your scene as possible and bake out the lighting/shadows into your world textures then excluding them from the lighting sim.

    *render 1 frame of your scene then try to approximate the lighting using standard lights, I’ve ssen some stunning exterior and interior renderings done using this method. if you’re using Max then check out “Lightmesh”,

    http://www.maxplugins.de/r7_files/ambles/lightmesh_max7.zip

    its not big but it sure is clever and the results are excellent. Good luck with the render!

  • #24209

    jediboy
    Participant

    Max 6 has a network render manager built into it, so if your in an office/I.T./college environment you COULD (if you were sneaky sneaky hail from spain) install the render client, and when everyone goes home, turn off the personal firewalls, and render yourself Toy Story 3 in about 8 hours.

    well…not quite toy story 3….and not quite 8 hours…but you get the idea…

    but like I said, you’d only do this if you were ‘El Sneaky Majoro’

    (the author of this post accepts no responsibility when your employers network crashes and all the financial transactions for that week are lost.) [/i]

    B.

  • #24212

    meedja
    Participant

    Give me a shout. We can offer access to a render farm comprising 20x Dual 3.06GHz CPU Boxx machines (40 CPUs of 3DS or Combustion crunching power).

    Peter

  • #24467

    Squash-n-Stretch
    Participant

    I definitely will…I’ll have some work for you soon, but I’ll definitely be using you guys for rendering out my student film at the start of next year ;) My personal work will be ready soon though. What’s the price range for small jobs?

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