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BlenderBeasts 2017 roundup

Blender Beasts ’17 Wrap Up

With Blender Beasts contest concluded, and everything tallied up, we’d like to talk about the entries we’ve chosen. We saw a lot of great renders. Some showcased remarkable technical skill, others were creative explorations of the theme and told intriguing…
01/19/2018/by louis zabala
Assembling a Rig for Cinema 4d

Assembling a Rig for Cinema 4d

Cinema 4d is an established bigwig in the motion graphics and VFX industries today, and with it's ever growing popularity it isn't surprising for the ideal configuration of hardware for this program to be a frequent topic among aficionados and professionals alike. In…
01/10/2018/by Ria Gino
The 3d Freelancers Dilemma

The 3D Freelancer’s Dilemma

So you wanna be a 3d freelancer? Why not? The notion is appealing enough: work at your own pace, take leaves whenever you want, no more long commutes to the workplace, all on top of being able to do whatever it is that interests you. That is, until you get your…
12/18/2017/by Ria Gino
network rendering

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

In the CG world, Network Rendering could easily be 3d Prometheus’ blazing gift to humankind. The dark ages of wailing and grinding teeth in a seemingly eternal abyss of waiting for renders to finish are no more. With a few clicks of the mouse, a host of computers…
12/13/2017/by Ria Gino
Render Farm Software Round Up

Sep & Oct ‘17 Render Farm Software Update Roundup

For the past two months, our developers have been working tirelessly to update our renderBeamer plugin for some of our supported 3d programs. We’re again introducing features and fixes that we have found as well as those that have been requested by our partners.…
11/01/2017/by Ria Gino
Blender Beasts Challenge 2017

Blender Beasts Challenge 2017

Hey Blender heads, Now that Blender 2.79 is out, we thought we'd celebrate this pivotal release with a little competition called BLENDER BEASTS. Using Blender 2.79, create a still render of a scene featuring a creature from your favorite monster movie, or…
10/11/2017/by Ria Gino
august render farm software update

August ‘17 Render Farm Software Update Roundup

Last month has seen a ton of updates for our renderBeamer plugin for some of our supported 3d programs. We've improved plugin stability and introduced some exciting new features we're sure you've been waiting for. Here's a roundup of what our friendly neighborhood developers have been busy with for the month of August:
09/20/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
Half a million dollar investment

We put half a million $$$ into cloud rendering

Some Good News for All of Us We've been having a good run so far. Since 2010, we've been growing organically, and at a steady and encouraging pace. From 2 people managing a few computers in a literal garage (hence our name), we've moved up to a 30 strong team…
09/10/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
cinema 4d render blender

Multi Camera stills in Cinema 4D

We’re excited to announce our latest iteration of our renderBeamer plugin for Cinema 4d, which now facilitates the uploading of scenes with multiple cameras with ease! Using C4d’s stage tag, or the system with the new version of our plugin, you can upload your multi camera scene in one go.
09/07/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
Medusa’s hair is making fans see red

Medusa’s hair is making fans see red

Medusa’s hair in the graphic novels relies on the certain effects provided by the artist’s strokes and shading that aren't an accurate representation of the physical properties of real hair. Recreating this with a 3d hair simulation may not play out as gracefully because viewers are now seeing this happening against a real environment.
08/17/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
stories from the farm

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

Farming is serious business, but even with all the focus and alertness the job demands, there are the occasional light-hearted conversations that farmers and customers share together, that make it fun and entertaining. This next yarn comes from our very own…
07/27/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
june software updates

June Software Updates

Hey there! Our developers here at GarageFarm.NET work tirelessly to make our plugins address any possible need you might have for uploading your project to our render farm. We thought it would be nice to share with you the latest developments that have been…
07/27/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
stories from the farm

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

Render farming is hard work. It requires, patience, determination, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty with technical issues and difficult customer relations scenarios that happen simultaneously, and to do it smiling.
05/03/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
Render Farms: The Ultimate Time-Saver

Render Farms: The Ultimate Time-Saver

In this series, we will be diving deeper into some of the individual benefits of render farms. Render farms are the way to go if you’re tight on time. A phrase that has been hashed and rehashed many times is “time is money”, and this could not be more true when it comes to rendering. We will also be covering how paying to use a render farm is actually a cost-effective solution.
04/13/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
Benefits of using Render Farm

The Benefits of Using a Render Farm

A render farm is a group of networked computers devoted to rendering images, used typically in the production of computer-animated films. The problem with rendering is every little thing within the finalised image adds precious seconds, minutes or hours to the rendering, depending on its complexity. Reducing the headache rendering brings is where render farms come in.
04/06/2017/by GarageFarm.NET
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