YellowDog is a revolution in rendering for 3D studios and artists. By using compute power from both the cloud and the crowd, by tapping into the unused processing power of thousands of computers, we are creating a best of breed supercomputer powerful enough to chew through the biggest render jobs in next to no time.
Best of all, we fix the price of your renders up front.
No more unreliable, hard to use render farms and datacentres – say ‘hello’ to trusty, user friendly YellowDog.
Who is it for?
Any 3D animator, artist or studio hungry for processing power. Animation studios and freelance animators, 3D artists and designers, VFX artists, motion designers, CGI creators and technical directors will all love the speed and reliability of YellowDog.
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How does it work?
Simply download our plugin and upload your files for rendering. Your job is broken down into byte sized pieces and shared out amongst your chosen pack of power providers to render. When the job’s complete, you’ll be notified as soon as it’s ready for download. You’ll get it back right first time, every time, having been given a thorough once over by YellowDog’s quality checking software.
You’re in complete control; you choose how much the job will cost – the total price for the job is determined up front and YellowDog takes care of all software licensing costs.
If you have a long form production, or need to iterate your renders quickly, you can also choose to access dedicated high power servers from YellowDog. These will be yours for as long as you need them and allow your render capacity to breath flexibly with your clients’ demands.
To ensure a seamless workflow for your team, YellowDog can be integrated with most pipeline management tools though it’s powerful, easy-to-integrate, API.
What does it work with?
YellowDog is compatible with Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 – 2017, Maya 2014 – 2017, Cinema 4D R17, V-Ray, Redshift, mental ray and Corona render engines.
YellowDog supports lots of plugins – you can find the full list here
. If one you use isn’t listed, just email us
with the details of your plugin and we’ll look into adding it.
We’re in the process of adding more plugins so if you need specific plugins to support your render jobs, do get in touch and we’ll add them in.
Who provides the power?
YellowDog’s pack of power providers is provided by leading commercial cloud compute providers or businesses with under-utilised servers. When you choose the crowdsourced pack, YellowDog exchanges their spare compute power for a new revenue stream or a donation to charity.
Is it secure?
You can rely on YellowDog. Your files are encrypted during upload; the job is then broken down into smaller chunks before sending for rendering; we rigorously check and track every power provider, and your work only ever exists in a temporary disk on the power provider’s machine that’s encrypted using the latest security technology.
Will there always be enough power?
Always. YellowDog can call on computers from many places – the cloud and the crowd – so there is always one ready and willing to play to get the job done.
If you’ve chosen to take dedicated servers from YellowDog, simply get in touch with YellowDog and we can quickly scale up the number of computers to deliver any render job to any deadline.
Incredible Technical Support
Rendering complex CGI is not easy. That’s why the YellowDog team is available on the phone and over email to provide personal service and support when you need them. This could be to assist in initial setup and integration or to troubleshoot any rendering anomalies that may crop up.
What does it cost?
YellowDog is a pedigree pooch for the price of a mongrel pup. You select the type and number of render servers you need – we help you with our easy-to-use calculator. The price you see is the price you pay. And you can use YellowDog as and when you want with no monthly subscription.
If you want your job rendered faster, you can buy faster render servers and you get more power. If time is not of the essence, you can choose slower render servers and get charged less. You’re always in control.
There are three types of render server to choose from:
- 8-core Value servers at £1.08 per hour
- 16-core Standard servers at £1.65 per hour
- 32-core Delux servers at £3.00 per hour
(all prices are ex-VAT)
There are no hidden costs as these prices include:
- All render server costs
- All software license costs
- All data transfer fees
- All data storage costs
We do things differently at YellowDog, so if you would like to see how much your job will cost, simply Sign Up and download our plugin. All you need to do is upload your job to get your free fixed quote.
If your job is over several hundred frames in length, it is always worth getting in touch to hear about our latest offers and see what costs we could save you.
You can also get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0) 330 223 2499.