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Renderfarm Tips

Posted on March 14  2015

Consider an image:
1920 X 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels
1280 X 721 = 921,600 pixels
720 x 405 = 291,600 pixels

These are all the same aspect ratio (1.77) but going from bottom comparing to middle is 3.16x and going from bottom to top is 7.1x ... so at end of quarter for my classes when the renderfarm is at its peak usage render at 720 x 405 resolution only for submission. You will have the break to render at a higher resolution for your demo reels/quarterlies. (You'll want to re-render anyway based on critique!)

Troubleshooting:

Seeing pink? You are missing textures. Check that you have your textures in your job folder. Check that the paths are relative not absolute!
In houdini it would look something like:

$HIP/textures/kermit.jpg 
NOT /home/kermit/mount/projectfolder/textures/kermit.jpg