Rendering 3D projects requires powerful computer performance, which costs artists and 3D studios a lot of investment. Nowadays, rendering is much easier with render farms that users only need to pay for rendering by the hour. This article will show the 5 best render farms on the market.

What is a render farm?

A render farm is a high-performance computer system (data center), e.g. a computer cluster, which is specialized in the calculation (rendering) of computer-generated imagery (CGI). It’s mainly used for films, visual effects, as well as architectural visualizations.

Dashboard Screen - 3S Cloud Render Farm

Factors have impacts on choosing a render farm

  • Software and plugins: Make sure to check on the website of the render farm to see if your software is supported. Does it compatible with your software versions and plugins?
  • Easy-to-use: Friendly UI/UX, easy to render your projects.
  • Price: Check on how it costs. Do they offer a free trial, promotions, and have a reasonable price? Check on the payment methods, refund policy, and make sure these are all clear.
  • Support: Quick and helpful response, technical support, truly working 24/7, multiple channels for communication (via email, direct message, social channels,…).

Top 5 best render farms

  1. 3S Cloud Render Farm
  2. Fox Renderfarm
  3. GarageFarm
  4. RebusFarm
  5. Ranch Computing
AdvantagesDisadvantages
3S Cloud Render Farm– Friendly UI/UX
– Offer credits for new users
– Smart scene analysis
– Offer Free Preview Render
– Fast upload and download speed
– Auto-sync files from/to Google Drive/Dropbox
– Powerful CPUs and GPUs
– Reasonable price
– 24/7 support
– Currently supports just Blender, Houdini, Cinema 4D, Maya, 3ds Max
Fox Renderfarm– Offer credits for new users
– Support many 3D packages
– Fast upload & download speed
– Powerful CPUs and GPUs
– Reasonable price
– Offers both IaaS and SaaS functionality
– 24/7 support
– Complicated UI/UX and scene upload
– Few settings for users to config
GarageFarm– Offer credits for new users
– A good number of supported 3D packages
– Fast upload and download speed
– Offer both CPUs and GPUs
– Reasonable price
– Offers both IaaS and SaaS functionality
– Complicated UI/UX and scene upload
– 24/4 support but based on low/medium/high priority
RebusFarm– Friendly UI/UX
– Offer credits for new users
– Support various plugins and versions
– Offer both CPUs and GPUs
– Offers both IaaS and SaaS functionality
– 24/7 support

– High cost
Ranch Computing– Offer credits for new users
– A good number of supported 3D packages
– Offers both GPUs and CPUs services
– Smart management addon
– No 24/7 support

Hope that this article will help you find out your best render farms.