Maya rendering farm based in the cloud provided by GarageFarm.NET fully supports Autodesk Maya version 2014 to 2017 including all service packs and extensions. The Maya render farm plugin supports render engines such as VRay 2.4 to 3.4 including nightly builds, Mental Ray 2012 to 2017, and Arnold. Garagefarm’s Autodesk Maya rendering farm combines all the traditional render farm components such as hardware management and network setup with the new cloud technology.

Our software that seamlessly integrates into the Maya’s interface connects you with a simple Maya render farm plugin. Some notable features of the plugin includes support for both binary and ASCII scenes, distributed rendering for still shots, full animations, camera fly-through animations, and baking. Support for Windows, Linux(limited) and Mac. The plugin does everything for you behind the scenes so that you can send and render a Maya project with just a single click.

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customer stories

Wild Bunch Studio Case Study

Wild Bunch Studio | Character Design & Animation

Software: Autodesk Maya | Zbrush | After Effects | ToonBoom | Animate CC

Wild Bunch Studio is a South American animation company located in Santiago, Chile specializing in character animation and content creation through Maya rendering and Zbrush. They are very serious about creating their own children’s TV show that hopefully will get recognized by large broadcasters such as Disney or Cartoon Network.

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Georgios Papaioannou | VFX Artist

Software: Autodesk Maya | After Effects

Georgios Papaioannou is a very interesting artist and filmmaker from Greece. His journey into the world of CG started in 2002 when he graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he studied Civil Engineering.

His latest project was a commercial for Lipton Ice Tea. He use Houdini for FX and for the ice tea which was more challenging to get the right shader and color than the actual simulation, he brought all assets for Maya rendering and lighting after finalising the simulation.

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Maya Rendering Engines

 
VRay for Maya Rendering Engine
Mental Ray for Maya Rendering Engine
Arnold for Maya Rendering Engine

Maya Render Engines Global Features

  • Autodesk Maya versions 2014-2017 including all service packs and extensions
  • VRay versions 2.4 – 3.4 including nightly builds
  • support for Mental ray versions 2012 – 2016 and all Arnold versions
  • distributed rendering for still shots, full animations, camera fly-through animations, and baking
  • OS support for Windows (7, 8 and 10), Mac, and limited Linux support
  • support for network drives
  • support for assets inside and outside project directory
  • support for referenced scenes
  • fully integrated asset relinker
  • automated scene versioning, scene checking, and asset syncing
  • support for BiFrost, RealFlow, Yeti, PhoenixFD, XGen
  • support for V-ray caches (VRayVolumeGrid, VRMesh) and assets (VRScene, VRayLightIESShape, VRayPtex, VRayMtlOSL, VRayTexOSL, VRaySimbiont)
  • support for all outputs (V-ray frame buffer, V-ray raw image, render elements, multilayer EXRs)

VRay for Maya Rendering

  • VRay versions 2.4 – 3.4 including nightly builds
  • supported render As Is
  • supported Bake Camera Animation (GI caching for scenes where only camera is moving)
  • supported Bake Full Animation (GI caching for scenes where objects, lights, camera are moving)
  • supported Still Image (High resolution single frame), GI will be set to brute force

MentalRay for Maya Rendering

  • MentalRay versions 2012 – 2016
  • supported render As Is
  • supported Still Image (High resolution single frame)

Arnold for Maya Rendering

  • supported render As Is
  • supported Still Image (High resolution single frame)
  • all versions supported, our system auto matches the version to user’s setup

tutorials & guides

Get started with our Maya Render Farm through this brief tutorial that explains how to set up a Maya scene using our plugin:

  • Maya rendering modes (full animation, camera, still images)
  • Maya Render settings
  • Asset Review and Fixing
  • Optimizing the Maya Scene

Get started with Maya Rendering through this brief tutorial that explains how to set up the RenderBeamer plugin:

  • Understanding RenderBeamer
  • Setting up RenderBeamer with Maya Plugin
  • Where to Download RenderBeamer
  • Updating the plugin

Maya Render Farm start up guide and plugin modes tutorial:

  • How to download and install renderBeamer with Maya plugin
  • Maya for VRay Scene setup (as is, full animation, camera)
  • Maya Scene setup for MentalRay, Arnold
  • How to submit already uploaded scene to rendering using Web Manager

Maya Render Farm | Fixing Missing Plugin tutorial:

  • Plugin did not install in the correct Maya scripts directory
  • 3rd party addon interfered with adding plugin icon, or any other reason
  • Incorrect user privileges on OSX

customer reviews

"The submission plugin was easy to install and intuitive to use. The support team is very helpful and friendly. Helped me out on a very short notice with setting up a specific nightly Vray build for my renders. Quick and efficient, can't recommend enough."

stas shch testimonial

Stas Shch
Former 3D Artist at Condor Brussels

2016-12-09T07:58:13+00:00

Stas Shch
Former 3D Artist at Condor Brussels

stas shch testimonial
"The submission plugin was easy to install and intuitive to use. The support team is very helpful and friendly. Helped me out on a very short notice with setting up a specific nightly Vray build for my renders. Quick and efficient, can't recommend enough."
"The best Render farm we've ever work!! They are 24 hours availble if you need something, very fast respones, low cost and very very professional!! We have work with other companies but this is simply the best!! 100% Recomendation 🙂"

daniel rodriguez testimonial

Daniel Rodríguez
Marbella, Spain

2016-12-09T07:56:29+00:00

Daniel Rodríguez
Marbella, Spain

daniel rodriguez testimonial
"The best Render farm we've ever work!! They are 24 hours availble if you need something, very fast respones, low cost and very very professional!! We have work with other companies but this is simply the best!! 100% Recomendation 🙂"
"Excellent service at affordable price. The guys from the support are making a great job 24/7. As a beginner got lots of issues and they helped me out a lot . They turned my problems into a great client experience. Thanks !"

lukasz berezowiec testimonial

Lukasz Berezowiec
3D Production Manager at NoTriangle - Architectural Visualization and 3D Rendering Services

2016-12-09T07:50:15+00:00

Lukasz Berezowiec
3D Production Manager at NoTriangle - Architectural Visualization and 3D Rendering Services

lukasz berezowiec testimonial
"Excellent service at affordable price. The guys from the support are making a great job 24/7. As a beginner got lots of issues and they helped me out a lot . They turned my problems into a great client experience. Thanks !"
"Recently used this service, absolutely cracking! Really recommend this as a solution to your renders, fantastic machines great support from a friendly team too!"

graham jones testimonial

Graham Jones
Immersive VR Limited, Norwich, Norfolk

2016-12-09T07:58:59+00:00

Graham Jones
Immersive VR Limited, Norwich, Norfolk

graham jones testimonial
"Recently used this service, absolutely cracking! Really recommend this as a solution to your renders, fantastic machines great support from a friendly team too!"
"Great services and very good support too. I am a freelancer, so I don't own a lot of CPU power to render, so I use Renderfarm for my projects. It's pretty easy to use, by the way."

Jose Luis Mora
Virtual Reality Specialist · Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica

2016-12-09T07:57:30+00:00

Jose Luis Mora
Virtual Reality Specialist · Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica

"Great services and very good support too. I am a freelancer, so I don't own a lot of CPU power to render, so I use Renderfarm for my projects. It's pretty easy to use, by the way."
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