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Offline Oshyan

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Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:22:01 AM »
In partnership with Ranch Computing, we are excited to announce the upcoming availability of affordable, high speed Terragen 2 rendering on the Ranch rendering platform.

We have been working with Ranch to setup the best possible service we could offer, and we're now very close to opening up the service for all to use. Both animations and stills can be rendered by the system, and the speed is just unbelievable! We used the 3850 frame Garden of Eternity scene for many of our tests, as well as doing final rendering on the farm, and what would have literally taken months on a home system was done in a day or two. Renders that would take days or weeks on a dual CPU workstation can finish in hours or less. Even better, they're continually expanding their capacity, so things just get faster and faster.

Ranch also has some of the best pricing in the industry, and multiple priority levels to accommodate you whether you need something done ASAP, or can wait a bit and save some money. There are options for everyone.

Here's a teaser of the Garden animation, which you'll be able to see in full soon:
http://youtu.be/HqGKgXc2l0I?hd=1
This 215 frame sequence rendered in about an hour and a half on the Ranch and would have taken a week or more on a single workstation.

- Oshyan

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 10:32:22 AM »
Ok that's got my attention right away. Good God that's fast.  ;D

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 05:12:21 PM »
Oh my God, where is that full video? Can't wait..., this is going to be great  :o

I am sure the service will be useful for some.

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »
Awesome!  :)
Don't put faith in bullshit!

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 03:22:54 AM »
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affordable, high speed Terragen 2 rendering

I just got an erection.
It has been eaten.

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 05:39:53 AM »
Me too. For two hours now. That really hurts! ;D

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 05:42:06 AM »

Yeah it is known that extreme displacements can be problematic   ;D

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 07:07:35 AM »
You guys are hilarious. :D

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 07:23:45 PM »
Great news, and very looking forward to finally seeing the Garden animation. And I'd be keen to know the costs involved too.
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Offline Oshyan

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 05:17:24 AM »
Pricing will be the same as for their other applications on a dollar-per-ghz-hour basis at least. Obviously TG2 performs differently than other apps, but they have basic calculators on their page and will have one for TG2 soon so you can get an idea of how much time it would take and how much a particular project would cost.

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Offline Blackheart6004

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 04:20:01 AM »
I'm a noob on these rendering services.

Do I need to to connect my network to their rendering services in order to work for faster rendering times?

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2012, 02:57:05 PM »
I'm a noob on these rendering services.

Do I need to to connect my network to their rendering services in order to work for faster rendering times?

I'm not a specialist so correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you just need to send them your project, they render it on their own computers (each computer render 1 frame, so as they have lot of computers they can render lot of frames at the same time) and when it's done you just have to download the final images.
(sorry for my English, I'm french)

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 02:06:33 AM »
mooving forward  ;D

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 11:40:35 AM »
When will the service be available?

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Re: Coming Soon: Terragen rendering service
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 02:49:30 AM »
Vine is correct, you package up your scene file and assets (objects, textures, terrains) and send to them for rendering. The system can handle animations as well as high resolution still frames.

We expect this service to be available within the next few weeks.

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