YellowDog is a revolution in cloud rendering for 3D studios and artists.

Introducing Limitless Compute, YellowDog gives you access to hundreds of thousands of cores for your VFX, animation, and CG rendering. All that 3D render power across multiple cloud providers but without the hassle of setting up with multiple vendors.

The biggest render jobs can be chewed through by YellowDog in next to no time.

Plugged securely and directly into your VFX or animation production pipeline, we give you access to a best of breed supercomputer.

This is what we here at YellowDog call Limitless Compute.

The price of rendering is fixed up front. You’ll never collar us adding extra fees or increasing the cost on the sly; that’s not who we are.

No more limited, unreliable, hard to use render farms and datacentres – say ‘hello’ to your trusty, user friendly YellowDog.

Who renders with YellowDog?


Our render capacity is greater, we believe, than any other pipeline solution in the world including render farms and cloud providers.

  • We have deep relationships with public cloud providers across the world giving us massive scale in ISO27001 data centres.
  • We help you access that massive scale to chew through your render jobs extremely quickly.
  • We provide you fixed prices before your project starts.
  • Your render jobs start immediately – there’s no queuing, priority, or preemptible risk .
  • We’ll always answer the phone; we love a natter and we’re here to help.

How it works

YellowDog selects the right source of compute without you having to do anything. Your artists don’t need to change the way they work – we fit in with the workflow that’s right for you.

If you have a preferred type of data centre, then just tell us. It’s up to you.

Either way, you see what you’re getting – what type of server, how many, how powerful, and for how long.

Customised Extras

A 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.

Naked YellowDog

If you have custom tools or use render engines and software that YellowDog doesn’t support today, you can use Naked YellowDog.

Naked YellowDog securely stores your pipeline image in YellowDog and brings up identical render nodes when you need them.

Want to find out more?


Join for free

  • Render faster than ever before whilst controlling your project costs.
  • We can give you fixed priced rendering before you start your job.
  • Your renders start immediately; no queuing or fighting with other studios for the same resource.
  • See what you’re getting: type and number of servers, how powerful, and for how long.

YellowDog’s fully automated platform means that you can render whenever you want; we also believe it’s the easiest to use cloud rendering software available to freelancers.

The combination of 3 pieces of our technology means that you can use YellowDog whenever you want:

Web based platform: “The YellowDog Platform”

Control centre and file management client: “YellowDog Sync”

Plugin for Maya, 3ds Max, or Cinema 4D: “YellowDog Plugin”

You won’t need much help from us along the way but you can contact us when and if you do.

You’ll have access to our super support and render wrangle team upon request.

Whether you’re a growing pup or a Great Dane, all YellowDog customers get the same access to massive availability, high speed rendering, and fixed pricing.

If you’re a studio you’ll love our nimble approach, personalised service, and massive render capacity.  

If you’re a freelance artist, you’ll love the expertise we have gained from working with the world’s largest studios. 


Fixed Render Packages

Long form animation and VFX benefit from custom price packages.

Price Estimation

Quickly calculate estimates for high res single frames, individual shots, or short animations.

Supported Software

The standard YellowDog plugin renders with the following:

Modelling software

  • Autodesk 3ds Max: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Autodesk Maya: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Cinema 4D: R16, R17, R18

Render engine

  • V-Ray
  • Redshift
  • mental ray
  • Corona
  • Cinema 4D physical render engine

YellowDog is constantly developing compatibility with the newest content creation software.

This is the list of 3rd party plugins

If your pipeline requires us to support a 3rd party plugin, render engine, or custom script that you can’t see listed, contact us and we’ll let you know a timeline for expected release.


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.

Below are some of our off-the-shelf options, but as we’re not tied to one data centre, we can do some much cleverer things than this. If you would like to know what “clever” looks like, contact us at



  • 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.

Windows Pipelines: How to Get Started with YellowDog

Step 1

How to install YellowDog Sync

Step 2

How to add servers to your YellowDog account

Step 3

How to export and render using YellowDog for Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, or Maxon C4D

Mac Pipelines: How to Get Started with YellowDog

Step 1

How to install the YellowDog plugin for Autodesk Maya or Maxon Cinema 4D

Step 2

How to add servers to your YellowDog account

Step 3

How to export and render using YellowDog for Autodesk Maya or Maxon C4D

How to control and monitor cloud rendering

A Tour of the YellowDog Platform