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.


Our scale is bigger, we believe, than any other render service in the world – up to 168,000 cores today and growing all the time.

  • We have deep relationships with public cloud providers across the world giving us massive scale in ISO27001 data centres.
  • We securely harness computer power from other businesses allowing us to cost effectively access thousands of computers.

We help studios access that massive scale whilst at the same time allowing you to control your costs.

  • We work with you to give you fixed price quotes up front before your project starts.
  • Your render jobs start immediately – there’s no queuing.
  • You see what you’re getting – which servers, how powerful and for how long.

Your artists don’t need to change the way they work – we fit in with the workflow that’s right for you.

  • Our secure Central Asset Repository can be synchronised with your local asset store. At render time, only the scene files need to be sent to YellowDog, speeding up data transfer times and getting renders started faster.
  • YellowDog can be seamlessly integrated with render managers like Deadline.
  • If you have custom tools or use software that YellowDog doesn’t support today, you can use Naked YellowDog. Naked YellowDog will securely store your machine image in YellowDog and bring up identical render nodes when you need them.

Find out how YellowDog can help your studio


We enable you to render faster than you ever have before whilst allowing you to fully control your costs.

  • We can give you fixed price quotes up front.
  • Your render jobs start immediately – there’s no queuing.
  • You see what you’re getting – which servers, how powerful and for how long.

Through our fully automated platform you can render whenever you want without any help from us. But, of course, if you do need us, we’re always there on the phone, on the web, or on email.  We also believe it’s the easiest to use render service on the market.

  • YellowDog’s online web portal, combined with YellowDog Sync and the YellowDog Plugin means that you can use YellowDog whenever you want. And do don’t need any help from us (but we’re always there on the phone or over email if you do need us).

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Supported Software

YellowDog is compatible with Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 – 2017, Maya 2014 – 2017, Cinema 4D R17, Arnold, 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.


At YellowDog, we believe in keeping things simple. So we’ve done the same with our pricing. The price you see is the price you pay – there are no hidden charges. All storage, software license costs and data transfer fees are all included on one, easy-to-understand price.

And as we know different render jobs have different requirements, you can choose the type of render node that you want.



  • Perfect for frames with short render times.
  • 8 Cores
  • Intel E5-2687Wv3 3.1 GHz processor
  • 30GB RAM


  • Ideal for those heavier jobs.
  • 16 Cores
  • Intel E5-2687Wv3 3.1 GHz processor
  • 60GB RAM


  • Just the ticket for large single frames and intensive renders.
  • 32 Cores
  • Intel E5-2687Wv3 3.1 GHz processor
  • 120GB RAM

All prices are ex VAT.