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RenderFred
06-27-2007, 10:37 PM
Perfect for short projects and animation previz, the BLITZ! formula is a very affordable way to use the RANCH.

You pay $10 once and for all, and you have one hour max to render your project. Try it out!

All the details here: http://www.ranchcomputing.com/news_uk.php

RenderFred
06-29-2007, 10:29 AM
UPDATED:
Just to put things into perspective and give you a better idea of what you can expect for still images, I rendered the 3 VueMark classic scenes on the RANCH in higher quality and much higher res (with V6I 6.10 - build 291050):

- Peaking Through (Ultra, 4000x3000) is rendered in 25 mn 23s
- Radiosity Room (Superior, 4000x1810) is rendered in 15 mn 20s
- Cerro Verde (Ultra, 4000x3000) is rendered in 14 mn 54s

As you can see all three would easily fit in the BLITZ! time frame.

spaceman love
06-29-2007, 11:26 PM
UPDATED:
Just to put things into perspective and give you a better idea of what you can expect for still images, I rendered the 3 VueMark classic scenes on the RANCH in higher quality and much higher res (with V6I 6.10 - build 291050):

- Peaking Through (Ultra, 4000x3000) is rendered in 25 mn 23s
- Radiosity Room (Superior, 4000x1810) is rendered in 15 mn 20s
- Cerro Verde (Ultra, 4000x3000) is rendered in 14 mn 54s

As you can see all three would easily fit in the BLITZ! time frame.How do the rendertimes with the latest build compare to the old ones? I've been looking at your new benchmarks but I don't remember what the old ones were. How much faster/slower is this new version?

RenderFred
06-30-2007, 07:07 AM
The speed of the farm in itself has not changed (except for still image rendering where a 10-15% speed improvement is expected - owing to a modified tile allocation technique), but Vue 6.10 preset parameters have changed. See thread here :

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=162&t=511163

It means that build 291050 render times are not comparable to older versions (290396 and older), that's why I redid all the benchmarks.

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