VR has grown so fast in terms of content and creativity. It’s a challenge for 3D artists, because it will require 360-degree environments and high-resolution 8k images. This leads to high-end hardware to be able to meet the demands of VR content.
In this article, let’s see if one normal render farm can help you with VR rendering and how an IaaS farm is a better choice for your VR content?
When you search for the definition of VR on the internet, it has many. Sometimes it could be so complicated that you cannot understand.
VR technology involves a computer-generated environment with objects and elements that appear to be real and make the user experience the same feeling as immersed in the environment.
Let’s break them down in a more understandable way.
VR is the real world fades away and you’re immersed in a new, virtual world with all the objects look exactly like in your real world.
VR is great in many ways, especially because it enables you to meet and experience other things from a far, and still feel like you are physically present in that place. When everything is slowly moving towards the virtual world, VR will become a new normal.
The answer is yes. VR contents can consist of many heavy and complex effects that cannot be rendered by one’s computer. However, people still want to combine them into the VR scenes as pre-rendered elements. And that’s when a render farm could help.
A normal render farm is a large number of computers which are networked together to form a power to render faster. When you have many special effects needed to be processed and rendered fast, the render farm, using the power of many computers, will be able to render for you.
After that, you could use the pre-rendered images and videos to integrate to your VR scenes.
However, sometimes VR contents cannot be rendered by a normal render farm. Therefore, we need to find an alternative.
IaaS is different from a normal render farm, as it can enable you more control in terms of rendering or processing your VR contents.
One of the most used cases for 360-degree environment VR content I have encountered is architectural walkthrough. Lumion, Twinmotion, Enscape, Unreal Engine, etc. many real-time render software have an option for 360 panorama virtual tour or static images.
When you use those real-time render software above, they often just optimize one graphics card. Running them on multiple graphics cards won’t help to speed up the render time. While normal render farms are networks of many computers (many GPUs and CPUs), supporting render software like that is really hard because they cannot optimize all the hardware infrastructure.
In this case, an IaaS render farm is a better choice. IaaS farm will allow you to rent a server (could be single or multiple GPUs), from there you can install any real-time render software you like and use it to render/process your VR contents.
This is not only an excellent choice for a pipeline with real-time rendering software, but also for any customized pipeline where you are very strict about how your rendering is going. With IaaS render farm, you have a complete control over your VR project, which leads to many benefits:
- You are able to install your software, your plug-ins, add-ons that couldn’t be supported by a normal render farm.
- You are able to check for the missing files or wrong-rendered images/videos immediately that couldn’t be checked by a normal render farm.
- You are able to control and modify your VR project halfway if you or your clients want a change. Even if you want to run code or script, it’s possible. This is beyond a normal render farm.
- The results received are uniform, because the hardware used in IaaS farms are explicit and the same.
- Rendering is faster with no queue. If you have one license of your software, you can rent one server. If you have multiple licenses, you can rent many servers, each server added one license, and you can divide your VR project into many parts to render on many servers at the same time.
If you are having a VR project, an IaaS farm is the best choice for you.
iRender is one the the few rendering services who has a unique approach to the IaaS platform. We provide remote servers for rental which are 100% physical. You can rent one (or more) servers and use it like your own computer.
We have many server packages, from single GPU to multiple GPUs, serving any software you want to install. CPUs are AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX or AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5975WX, RAM 256GB, Storage NVMe SSD 2TB and Video card RTX4090 or RTX3090.
Not only those powerful configurations, iRender also provides you with more services. From a useful and free transferring tool named iRender drive to 24/7 support service via livechat with real humans who will support you whenever you encounter an issue. Our price is flexible with hourly rental which has a pay-as-you-go basis, daily/ weekly/ monthly subscription with discount from 10-20%.
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Thank you & Happy Rendering!
Source: archdaily.com, justcreative.com