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Hi everyone. This is a renderfarm question but also related to redshift. I hope I am in the right section asking this.

 

So I searched a bunch of render farms of most of the recommended options is Pixelplow. I tried it for test renders and was entirely happy with the process.

Now I only have few questions which I can't find in their support page.

 

I know the power slider determines how fast the renders are. So the more power the less time it takes for it to render. Is there a way to see how fast the renders are like the oveall time it took per frames to render? I want to adjust the power slider that works with my time and also with the budget.

 

Last thing.  I know you can submit multiple jobs at the same time. Is it fine to shut down your pc after submitting the job? Will it still output the files to my local drive once I open my pc again?

 

Thank you so much!

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I sent an email to Ty, hopefully you will get your answer soon. 🙂


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@imdepedro here is the email from Ty, hope it helps. 🙂

 

 

"One of the users questions is actually answered in our Support Portal:

 

http://www.pixelplow.net/support/do-i-need-to-leave-my-computer-running-while-i-have-a-render-job-in-the-queue/

 

On the topic of per-frame render times, the render app logs themselves may show that, but that’s the only way of getting that information.  The estimated cost and times displayed in the agent are far, far more useful, however, as they take into account the Power level, farm load, and even where each in-process frame is at during the render.  In other words, our system is doing all the math for you.  There are more variables to consider than just per-frame times.  There’s no need to try to reverse engineer the job estimate number down to a per-frame time, as that doesn’t matter in the context of the entire job.  When the job completes, the completion email shows the timing of all job phases, so you can identify where the slow parts are.

 

Lastly, I suggest you try Auto Power.  Specify a budget and a starting Power level, and let our system automatically manage the Power level to complete your job as quickly as possible at or below your defined budget (if possible)."


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  • On 12/18/2019 at 12:07 AM, Igor said:

    @imdepedro here is the email from Ty, hope it helps. 🙂

     

     

    "One of the users questions is actually answered in our Support Portal:

     

    http://www.pixelplow.net/support/do-i-need-to-leave-my-computer-running-while-i-have-a-render-job-in-the-queue/

     

    On the topic of per-frame render times, the render app logs themselves may show that, but that’s the only way of getting that information.  The estimated cost and times displayed in the agent are far, far more useful, however, as they take into account the Power level, farm load, and even where each in-process frame is at during the render.  In other words, our system is doing all the math for you.  There are more variables to consider than just per-frame times.  There’s no need to try to reverse engineer the job estimate number down to a per-frame time, as that doesn’t matter in the context of the entire job.  When the job completes, the completion email shows the timing of all job phases, so you can identify where the slow parts are.

     

    Lastly, I suggest you try Auto Power.  Specify a budget and a starting Power level, and let our system automatically manage the Power level to complete your job as quickly as possible at or below your defined budget (if possible)."

    Thank you so much Igor. I'm sorry got back at you late I just started rendering in the farm right now. I set it at auto as you suggested. Then after this either I'll stay at auto power or adjust the slider. Hope it all goes well.

     

    Cheers!

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    No worries and good luck, I hope this helps. If so, let us know so we can mark topic as SOLVED, so that other users may have some benefit from it. 🙂 


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