Most importantly, these are not
"borrowed" corporate, industrial or university
computers that are being used by other
businesses needs, secretary workstations or
college computer lab stations being "hijacked"
or used as needed to act as a render farm, with
no security or ethical issues in their full time
use as render clients.
RenderKing was the first flat rate priced render
farm in 2002 - it literally changed the industry
as nearly all render farms now offer flat rate
pricing now - compared to the cost spiraling ghz
hour time based calculations.
With RenderKing you know what you
are getting... I've never hid the numbers,
always given the specs and the hardware used in
the farm so you can make an educated decision on
where you spend your render budget. No secret
sauce, no confusing credits, no "special"
pricing games and endless discount schemes to
lure you you in with no clear final price that
can blow your budget.
Be sure to compare CineBench render power of
other farms when price shopping, some hide their
CB numbers, or disguise lower CB with higher
numbers of Nodes/CPU/Cores to make their prices
seem a better performance value.
Multiple Day Subscriptions
10 Days - 128 CPU Cinema 4D +VRAY +CYCLES +REDSHIFT
- Access up to 128 cpu/256 Cores, up to 23,360
CineBench, and 8 x GTX 2080
GPU, with 24/7 full
user control over projects and renders with
finished render output to your private user
folder using FTP, WEB FTP or Drop Box. $1189.
25 Days - 128 CPU Cinema 4D +VRAY +CYCLES +REDSHIFT-
Access up to 128 cpu/256 Cores, up to 23,360
CineBench, and 8 x GTX 2080 GPU, with 24/7 full
user control over projects and renders with
finished render output to your private user
folder using FTP, WEB FTP or Drop Box. $1489.
Custom Payment - this option
allows an easy way to pay for a Special Request
payment situation or other special arrangements
if needed. Simply click this buy now button and
it will allow you to enter the desired amount
There are up to 76,800 cpu
render hours available per 25 day subscription
(32 dedicated render farm computers X 4 cpu X 24
hours in a day X 25 day usage period).
is RenderKing Available?
This is a completely dedicated professional
render farm - available 24 hours a day 7 days a
week. Like all render farms RK cannot always
make guarantees about uptime or throughput
performance at possible peak usage times which
will vary based on number of subscribed users
and jobs in queue to render.
Jobs are processed in a FIFO (first in first
out) order, your deadlines or time frame of your
project are ultimately your final
responsibility. It is difficult to predict peak
usage patterns and cannot make special favors
for priority access. I do make sure that balance
is kept between users and render jobs, so
throughput is as efficient and fair as possible.
Technical support will be offered for render
problems that directly relate to the render farm
only. You have 24 hour FTP access to upload,
render and download your files and rendered
frames as needed.
If you would like to have your RK user folder
assigned as a Drop Box Folder (users can still
use the other WEB FTP, SFTP, or FTP methods of
connection too) please send me your Drop Box
user email so I can send you an invitation to
connect to your RK user folder as a Drop Box.
A RK user folder acting as a Drop Box is very
convenient for users as they can just drag a
project folder to their RK drop box enabled
user folder (then let it upload though Drop
Box of course), then log into the RK NET
Server web page to start their render and then
the finished frames will just invisibly stream
back to your side into your RK Drop Box
folder. The rendered results will go into the
Results folder, inside the project folder - it
really integrates a user to the farm quite
It really seems to
resolve the issue of a "huge" data pile that
for many users is often is a long download at
the end of a render. While Drop Box just
streams your rendered frames back with no
effort to your desktop as the job renders.It
is much better then those farms/methods that
use C4D itself to manage this process as that
means you can't quit/restart your computer or
the C4D app during any download, or freezes
and crashes of C4D etc will affect/stop the
data coming back. Also, if you decide your
workstation is better used for processor
intensive tasks, with Drop Box you can also
set up the receiving Drop Box folder on a
central file server or alternate computer
location of your choice (can't do that with in
app C4D download methods), and you can add
other users to the Drop Box account so that
all the people who need the data get it
automatically - you decide and are in total
IMPORTANT: Be sure to think ahead if you are
rendering large data intensive renders that
you have enough Drop Box storage available!
Once your data is copied to your local Drop
Box you can easily move it to another location
on your hard drive to free up room in your
drop box for any other renders. (Note: this
does remove it from your RK user folder too,
as that is how Drop Box works)
WEB FTP, SFTP, FTP and all other existing RK
data transfer methods will still exist, the
addition of drop box will just be another
option for those who choose it.
Does RenderKing Work?
Email me at setup@RenderKing.com
indicating you would like to set up an
account. Include your name, company name (if
applicable), mailing address, desired LOGIN
NAME and PASSWORD (minimum of 4 characters
please) and what version of C4D you would like
to use to render in the email. I cannot setup
a new account without this information. To
change your PASSWORD on a current account,
just email me or indicate the change in your
next PAYPAL payment email.
Once you have an account on RenderKing at any
time you have the ability to upload or
download your files. Simply upload your
complete project folder with all your settings
set as needed. Make sure to set relative
pathnames for textures. All users should be
sure to remove any files and rendered frames
when completely finished with your job so as
not to waste server space. Files left on the
server are typically deleted 48 hours after
the user subscription has expired.
HOW TO USE RENDERKING - the EASIEST farm to
use out there
1. Open your scene file and set the render
settings to your desired output, then SAVE
PROJECT WITH ASSETS from Cinema 4D.
2. SAVE into or Drag that new project folder
into your RK Drop Box folder.
3. Switch to your web browser and click START
on your project - as the job renders the
rendered frames are automatically copied back
to your side using Drop Box ready to use.
That's as EASY as it can be.
4. OPTIONAL/RE-RENDERS ARE EASY TOO - To
re-render just edit/re-save the project file,
clear the old results and run the job again -
or reuse the project folder with other scene
files to save uploading any large textures
Plug-ins Are Available On RenderKing?
Plug-ins for rendering will be added, updated
and supported on an as-needed, and
as-requested basis. Stability of the render
farm machines for ALL users is first priority.
For speed and to prevent any issues bake any
plug-ins you can before rendering, this in
many cases relieves the need for the plug-in
to be on the render farm - many plug-ins may
not function normally when distributed between
multiple processors. Check your plug-in
documentation for any concerns or
compatibility with network rendering before
you submit a job with a plug-in.
What If I Need Help Or Have A Question?
For render farm user account status, access or
rendering issues, or any other RenderKing
related questions email to help@RenderKing.com
the response time will be as soon as possible.
Rules That Help RenderKing Run Efficiently
Please render a couple test frames on your own
computer FIRST. Please make sure you have
tried at least ONE frame on your own machine
to make sure it actually WILL render and not
crash the render clients with an out of memory
error as well as so you know what to expect
for render time. Make sure you check your save
and texture path names, bake anything that
needs it, and have included all your textures
before you start.
Please be aware of your render
settings - a few times lately there have been
users with completely outrageous render times
and settings. This grinds productivity to a
halt and needlessly wastes render time and
resources. Please do some testing and try to
keep suitable render times for the projects
needs and not just turn on every advanced
render feature and checkbox "because you can"
it often adds little to the scene and
complicates things unnecessarily. Recently a
project was submitted with 10+ hour render
times per frame! with a little tweaking and
skilled use of the settings these per frame
times were brought down to 1 hour with no
noticable difference in the image result. This
is a professional farm geared for professional
users - please understand that wasteful
settings will be handled by administrator
control so efficient projects can have fair
access to render time. Thank you for your
understanding and respect of the use of an
open time farm like RenderKing.
Abuse of the FTP
server (i.e. usage unrelated to RenderKing) or
unreasonable or "overkill" high render
settings may cause administrator intervention
- jobs stopped, reordered in the render queue,
up to, or including the immediate termination
of your account - forfeiting any balance.
Admin Info: Why do my jobs
sometimes change order or start for short
times and then stop again? If at times there
are multiple jobs waiting in the render queue,
to keep balance and fair access of the render
farm time the Administrator may need to bump a
job up for a variety of reasons; to ensure the
job will render properly (i.e. all textures
are included, no memory errors etc) to get an
estimate or average frame render time so
projects can be time estimated and the job
queue fairly balanced if needed. Under normal
circumstances the job queue runs as FIFO -
first in, first out - but some users will
queue multiple render jobs at one time - this
can create an unfair balance to other users
having fair access to render time (e.g. if one
user uploaded 10 really long renders at once -
and at the bottom of the job queue there was
your render project that could finish in just
minutes rather then sitting the entire time
behind the other 10 very long renders)
So occasional testing, or bumping of jobs may
be necessary to help the Administrator create
an accurate estimate of render time needs to
balance the queue and overall user render time
access. Adjustment of the render queue may
also be done to allow the highest number of
renders to finish in the fastest time (e.g. if
there is one project estimated to take 20
hours to complete and 4 other projects behind
it that all will take 30 minutes each to
complete, it is more beneficial to reorder the
queue for the fastest overall throughput as
possible). The Administrator reserves the
right to ensure the render farm is processing
all projects - for all users - as balanced and
efficiently as possible.
Discounts, Special Prices or Favors?
Unfortunately I do not offer
weekly or daily anymore when requested… Most
long time users know I really try to be
accomodating and work with everyone... I
really tried to do the special request thing
for a few years to help people out - but it
can easily become a source of abuse, constant
administration headaches, and upset the
balance of the subscription model... What then
happens is too many start asking to just
subscribe for a day or a week only - saying
that is all they need etc... I understand the
specific need but it devalues the subscription
premise and client base of the RK... It's like
of asking for a discounted price at an all you
can eat buffet because you don't want the
appetizer or the dessert which comes included
with the meal.
Email me at setup@RenderKing.com
indicating you would like to set up an account.
Include your name, company name (if applicable),
mailing address, desired LOGIN NAME and PASSWORD
(minimum of 4 characters please) and what
version of C4D you would like to use to render
in the email. I cannot setup a new account
without this information. To change your
PASSWORD on a current account, just email me, or
indicate the change in your next PAYPAL payment
RenderKing.com limits the total number of
subscribers at any one time, this is to
guarantee a high level of service and always
enough available render time. Please email to
inquire about the status of RenderKing user
account availability or check the Sign
Up page. Subscription fee must be paid in
advance of your 25 day usage term. If all slots
are filled you may choose to prepay to guarantee
the next available spot - current users have
first option to renew their existing
subscription. If not resubscribed by the day of
the expiration date posted the spot becomes
available for a new user.
Payment is through PAYPAL merchant account where
I have had a Certified Business Account for many
years. The payment options are any major credit
card, checks and direct bank account transfers.
To avoid PayPay spending limits choose to pay
with a standard credit card do not sign into the
PayPal - instead choose the option "I do not
have a paypal account" by the credit card icons.
This will be a standard merchant account
transaction just like any other credit card
My PAYPAL account is my email
Refunds - Rates are calculated and based off the
individual Per Day rate as show above in the
listed available render options and also on the
RK Sign Up page. Multi-Day and 25 Day
Subscription rates are discounted rates
calculated based off the bulk purchase of days
within the Subscription period. A 100% Refund is
available if a user has subscribed early, prior
to their start date, or as long as they have not
began their scheduled subscription period. All
other refunds will be pro-rated and calculated
using the Per-Day rate only, negating any
discounted bulk rates - regardless of the user
having utilized any render activity on the farm
or not, due to days elapsed having been occupied
by the user subscription.
Go to the RenderKing Sign Up page here
Thank you and I appreciate your honesty and
professional respect of this service.