Kindly help towards the purchase of a worthy render computer
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An appeal for assist towards the purchase of a worthy render computer. A computer built with a worthy graphic processing unit (GPU) that should assist with swifter rendering of 3D animations for the kids video media work – to try push the supply curve for these video resources towards that of justified demand.
As of current, the smartest rendering computer rig on hand is still the eMachines EL1200 – that had a GPU upgrade to the GTX650.
Asked amount went from $350 to $35 :)
When not much hope existed on cloud based render farms, it turns out there exist one render service that allows a monthly subscriptions of $35 for projects complexities that proves to match ours at the moment. I mean to try them instead and perhaps look into a local rig only in the future (and provided need be).
A functional and affordable render farm found
When I first learned of them, their render service and pricing looked promising but the only supported single image rendering at the time. However they recently introduced support for multiple images – and when I went to try them (by rendering the this prayer clip), found their service both functional and affordable. At about 25 seconds per frame and whole 650 frames rendered for a little over $2 compared to the around $10 I incurred with AWS.
While slightly buggy being a fairly new feature, I feel it is sufficient to end my render solution search – as I expect it should be sufficient for the current render needs. This meaning that I can in like manner call this help request off for the time being.
Asked amount sadly went back to $350
As noted on the post script here https://communications.likechrist.co/2019/06/29/hope-for-an-affordable-render-service-option/ I lost heart when I could not receive a reply to my email inquiry. Without the desired clarity, I feared I could thus subscribe only to run into other certain of their 'working terms' that would have had me deciding otherwise had I had known.
However, after the amount was thus set to back to $350, I came across another newly launched render farm that seemed quite worthy. I was offered trial credits and therefore have not had to pay in a cent to it yet but it proved to be low cost and I got a reply when I email regarding this one issue. The greatest concern with third-party dependency is reliability – but for the current needs, I trust they should be able to be just enough.
This appeal therefore remains as ended until such further notice.