How displacement maps work and how to optimize them in V-Ray Part 1

Displacement techniques are used in CG both aesthetically, and to drive realism in renders. This article covers the different forms of displacement, and how they can be configured for optimal rendering.
01/09/2020/by Herald Sandoy

How to Choose the Best Hardware for a 3D Artist

Hardware is a key consideration for 3d artists, but buying the best of every component of your future workstation is rarely feasible. This article describes the role hardware plays in your 3d needs.
12/06/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Render farms — Third-Party or Homegrown?

Building your own render farm and outsourcing to third-party services both have their pros and cons. This article sheds some light on the two and which may be the best choice for you.
11/15/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Render in the cloud at a whopping 50% discounts

Rendering is easily one of the most expensive stages of the 3d production pipeline. Luckily, we at GarageFarm.NET keep users from all budget ranges in mind! Read on to learn more!
11/03/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Making-of Forest Creature by Arnaud Imobersteg
Using Blender, and Graswald

A throwback to our good friend Arnaud's insightful breakdown of his amazing "Forest Creature" scene.
10/28/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Planning for Success: How to estimate and manage time when working on your archviz project?

Starting off a big archviz project is a messy and tricky thing to handle especially as a Freelance 3d Artist. Everything is at your pace and ways on how you can deliver on time.
09/23/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Introducing Xesktop – our solution for GPU server rental!

We're proud to have recently launched Xesktop, our solution for those in occasional need of a high powered GPU workstation. Turn your machine into a GPU computing juggernaut, wherever you are!
07/30/2019/by GarageFarm.NET

Right BEE-hind you: 3DBee.IT launches asset solutions to help 3ds Max users speed up their archviz workflow

Our friends at have just announced the arrival of the bees-knees in 3d assets and asset management.
07/25/2019/by GarageFarm.NET

How to Maximize the Summer holidays as 3d Artist?

The dog days are here, and that can mean some lean months for freelancers. Here are a few scenarios you might relate with, and what you can do about them!
07/19/2019/by Herald Sandoy

3d applications and production trends of 2019

Various applications of 3d have nested themselves in the consciousness of the majority of the modern world and are on its way to becoming the core of our visual communication in the near future.
07/11/2019/by GarageFarm.NET

Should you learn Blender for Archviz?

Learn about what Blender and its community have in store for Architectural Visualizers today, and how it might just be the best way for newcomers to transition into the 3d design business.
06/12/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Guide to rendering: Optimizing scenes in 3ds Max through geometry

Our 3ds Max Optimization guide shows some geometry management tips to achieve faster and more stable rendering. For beginner and intermediate users.
04/25/2019/by GarageFarm.NET

Here’s why you’re not making it as a 3D freelancer

Freelancing is a trade that will not hesitate to eat you alive if you’re not careful. So, we’re here to help you overcome the obstacles of it.
04/06/2019/by Herald Sandoy
online render farms, render farm, cloud rende farm, render farm cost

How to use online render farms

An online render farm is an ideal solution for freelancers and studios who need access to more rendering power on demand.
02/26/2019/by Herald Sandoy
online render farm, render farm workflow, render farm tips

How to use online render farms part 2

We will go deeper into testing techniques which are a very important step of an online farm’s workflow.
02/25/2019/by Herald Sandoy

End of the year summary 2018

Last year saw many highlights, from some upgrades to our infrastructure to a long overdue get together for a big part of our team.
02/13/2019/by Herald Sandoy

10 tips for a faster Archviz Workflow, and better renders

This is the uncomfortable truth of the seemingly evergreen Archviz business, but it doesn’t mean you need to be a relentless CG mutant to thrive.
02/02/2019/by Herald Sandoy

Render Farm Software updates roundup August – October ‘18

Winter is coming, and we’re prepared! Here’s a list of new features we added to our plugins for the months of August to October 2018.
10/31/2018/by Herald Sandoy

Render Farm Software updates roundup Jun-Jul ‘18

Here's the list of the new features we added to our plugins for Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4d, Modo, After Effects and many more for the months of June and July 2018.
08/30/2018/by Herald Sandoy

Render Farm Software updates roundup Feb – May ‘18

Here are all developments our render farm plugins have undergone for the first quarter of the year! Featuring updates for Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4d, Modo and more!
06/27/2018/by Herald Sandoy

Rendering with the new LightWave 2018

We’ve integrated LightWave 2018 to our LightWave support! It features major overhauls, expanded feature sets, and a new physically based rendering system.
03/05/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
Software Highlight: The Foundry’s MODO

Software Highlight: MODO, what are its strengths and is it for you?

Foundry's Modo is one of the earlier additions to our supported 3d software. Learn about its tools and features in this little read.
02/23/2018/by GarageFarm.NET

Software Updates – Dec & Jan ’18 round up

December '17 & January '18 Render Farm Software Updates feature the improvements to our plugins as well as those fixes that have been requested by our customers.
02/22/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
stories from the farm

Stories from the Farm Ep.1: Michael “Quick ‘n Dirty” Konopski

Read the first of the series of episodes featuring GarageFarm's support team! Heroics, misadventures and funny tales are in store for you!
02/12/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
stories from the farm

Stories from the Farm Ep. 2: Getting my shi(f)t done

Farming requires focus and alertness, but there are occasional light-hearted conversations between farmers and customers, that make it fun and entertaining.
02/11/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
network rendering

Stories from the Farm Ep. 3: Network Rendering: A winding web of woeful nuances

Our third episode of stories from the farm. A tale of our human wrangler rolling up his sleeves, and getting the job done when automation can't.
02/10/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
Medical Visual Communication, medical animation

Medical Visualization Part 1 of 3

3D medical animation is probably the fastest, easiest, most detailed way to make patients, medical students, and laypersons understand medical processes.
02/09/2018/by Herald Sandoy
Medical Visual Communication, medical animation

Medical Visualization Part 2 of 3: Uses

Know the different applications of Medical Visualization and just how in-demand this niche really is especially for 3D animators and motion graphic designers.
02/08/2018/by Herald Sandoy
Medical Animationt: 3D tools, workflow and need-to-knows

Medical Visualization Part 3 of 3: 3D tools

Considering jumping into the rapidly evolving market of Medical Visualization, here are some things to keep in mind to become a Medical Illustrator and Animator.
02/07/2018/by Herald Sandoy
BlenderBeasts 2017 roundup

Blender Beasts ’17 Wrap Up

As the Blender Beasts contest concluded, we happily present our top three contestants and their outstanding work! Honorable mentions also made it on our list.
01/19/2018/by GarageFarm.NET
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