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2017-09-29, 11:29:52

soth3d

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Hi folks! Tomek here from GarageFarm.NET

Perhaps not everyone here is familiar with our service but we've been around for quite some years now. Good news is we've made some recent updates to our support for Corona that we'd like to share with you all.
These include:


  • Support for the latest Corona versions for 3ds Max
  • GI, LUT files, CXR format (for animation)
  • Progressive, time limit, and noise limit rendering
  • Distributed "strip" rendering for high resolution strip images

and our favorite:

  • Rendering multi-camera scenes (stills and animations)

You can learn more about the multicam feature as well as the entire process of using the farm here in this tutorial:


1. Learn more about our support for Corona on our dedicated page https://garagefarm.net/en/corona-renderer/
2. You can test your scenes on our farm anytime with $50 bonus credit when you register (through the link above) with no need to commit
3. Feel free to contact our 24/7 live support team if you have any questions via live chat, email, Skype or our FB page if you like

Happy rendering!
Cheers
Tomek
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2017-09-30, 00:35:06
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Njen

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I have used Garage farm to great success. I highly recommend their service.
Please support my Kickstarter for my animated film, Cyan Eyed (rendered in Corona)!

2017-10-02, 06:55:23
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Thanks, Njen!

Hope the film development is going well!
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Tomek
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2017-10-13, 10:39:26
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Hey guys, welcome to the community!

Nice features there!

I have one suggestion for multiple cameras feature.. You could upload just one scene and run a pre-render maxscript on the scene
to set your camera settings, cache type, output etc.. In this way you will avoid reuploading the same scene with just to change camera name
and some other settings accessible from ms.

Moving some part of your plugin on your dashboard to do the scene prep page will optimize your workflow a lot.

Good luck!

Alex
Working on a Renderfarm Platform - checkout our website cgifarm.com and our cost calculator : https://www.cgifarm.com/renderfarm-cost-calculator

2017-10-16, 13:00:23
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Hi, Alex, Thanks for the tip! We'll definitely explore this option in the future. Regards, and best of luck to you guys as well!
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2018-01-12, 21:19:30
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Hi all. Stan here, from GarageFarm.NET :)

Recently we have done some cool upadates for our Corona rendering system and to our service in general, so I thought I would let you know here.

GarageFarm.NET – we are a cloud render farm and we've been supporting rendering with Corona for quite some time now. It also happens to be one of our favorite renderers.

The process of using our service is fully automated thanks to our 3ds Max/Cinema plugin working in conjunction with our renderBeamer application which does an excellent job compressing and uploading the files efficiently, more than any FTP client or cloud drive.

Here is a tutorial specifically describing how to render 3ds Max multi-cam scenes that walks you through the entire process of using the farm:



Rendering Corona on GarageFarm.NET:

- We support rendering both animations and still images with all official Corona versions
- Rendering multi-camera scenes with multiple ranges is a breeze - Rendering is fully automated (plugin > renderBeamer > web dashboard)
- Our rendering system automatically detects your Corona version and renders your project with it
- We support rendering high resolution still images in ‘strips’ mode, which means that your image will be split to be rendered on multiple nodes and then automatically merged into the final image before download
- NEW FEATURE: We support automatic baking of UHD GI for still images rendered in ‘strips’ mode. That means when you upload a scene with our plugin our system automatically creates 3 jobs for you – one for rendering only UHD cache GI, second for rendering with strips, and third for merging the strips into final image. All of that happens automatically and helps you avoid visible seams on strips connections
- We support rendering with your own UHD cache (get more information through our 24/7 real-time support chat ) General information about our farm:

Currently we render using mainly E5 V4 (44 cores, Cinebench R15: 2140) nodes with a total close to 10,000 CPU cores.

We support rendering on three priorities: High, Medium and Low to help you balance the budget and speed of rendering, each priority has a different rate and a number of nodes allocated

- We offer $50 free credits for new users to give you a chance to test us out, register through the dedicated page https://garagefarm.net/en/corona-renderer/ - We are one of the cheapest (if not THE cheapest) renderfarms. Our Low priority will help you render your project with a very tight budget
- We offer volume discounts for bigger payments – they can reduce the price even lower – you can check it here - https://garagefarm.net/en/pricing/#discount
- And last but not least – we offer 24/7 real-time support through our live chat. If you have any questions or when in doubt, there is always somebody online to help you.

I will be happy to answer all your questions here, but if you want an immediate response, please come talk to us through our live chat :)

Some other links you might find useful:

Quickstart guide https://garagefarm.net/en/quickstart-guide-how-to-render-at-garagefarm-net-render-farm/
Case studies https://garagefarm.net/en/case-studies/
FAQ https://garagefarm.net/en/faq/
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Cheers
Stan
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2018-01-12, 23:31:44
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The multi camera features look awesome, great job!
Please support my Kickstarter for my animated film, Cyan Eyed (rendered in Corona)!

2018-01-14, 09:16:55
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Thank you :) Lots of work and testing.

Currently we are very happy with automatic UHD caching. It wasn't so urgent because Corona GI is usually good enough to render images on multiple nodes without visible seams on strips connections, but we've supported automatic GI baking for V-ray for very long time and sometimes such feature comes in handy in Corona too. I think we are the only farm now which offers such feature in cloud rendering with Corona.
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Stan
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2018-06-08, 01:42:11
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Hey guys :)

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Cheers
Stan
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