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

The YellowDog platform gives you access to hundreds of thousands of cores across multiple providers, but with none of the hassle of setting up with multiple vendors. YellowDog takes care of it all for you.

As a result, YellowDog is powerful enough to chew through the biggest render jobs in next to no time.

Through our platform, plugged into your pipeline, we are giving you access to a best of breed supercomputer.

This is what we here at YellowDog call Limitless Compute.

Best of all, we fix the price of your renders 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 unreliable, hard to use render farms and datacentres – say ‘hello’ to your trusty, user friendly YellowDog.


Our availability is greater, we believe, than any other render service in the world – over 200,000 cores 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 help you access that massive scale to chew through your render jobs extremely quickly.
  • We give you fixed price quotes up front before your project starts.
  • Your render jobs start immediately – there’s no queuing.

And we’ll always answer the phone. We love a natter, we’re here to help.

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.

Equally, 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 – which servers, how powerful, and for how long.

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, 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 you don’t need any help from us (but we’re always there on the phone or over email if you do need us).


Whether a growing pup or a Great Dane, YellowDog users get the same access to massive availability, speed of rendering, and fixed pricing. If you’re a studio you’ll love our nimble approach and enthusiasm, if you’re a freelancer you’ll appreciate the experience we have of working with the world’s largest studios.

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Supported Software

YellowDog is compatible with Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 – 2017, Maya 2014 – 2017, Cinema 4D R16, R17 and R18, 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.

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.