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SquidNet Cloud Render Farm Management System


SquidNet is an advanced render farm management system that controls the distribution, processing and rendering of single-frame, multi-frame, video generation and workflow management requests. A SquidNet consists of submitting workstations (clients), a workflow manager (master) and rendering/processing engines (slaves) in a render farm.

On a render farm, Jobs are submitted from clients using SquidNet’s graphical user (GUI) and command line (CLI) interfaces. Once received, the master persistently stores these jobs in its local render queue and intelligently breaks up the requests into smaller segments that get evenly distributed to available render farm processing (rendering) nodes. These small segments, called job slices, contain rendering instructions for the processing nodes. While render nodes are processing requests, the master idly stands by waiting for job completion responses from these nodes or for incoming job requests from submitting client nodes.

Supported Software

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Blender
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Handbrake Video Transcoder
  • Autodesk 3dsmax
  • NewTek LightWave
  • Arnold Render
  • Luxion KeyShot
  • Autodesk Softimage/XSI
  • Maxon C4D
  • Terragen
  • SideFX Houdini3D
  • The Foundry Modo
  • Redshift
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • FFmpeg
  • Synchro Software
  • V-Ray

SquidNet Features

  • Multi-user Interface
  • Render Node types
  • Job Management
  • Command line interface
  • GPU Rendering
  • SQL Database
  • Distributed Tile/Bucket Rendering
  • Render Pool Management
  • Render Node Management
  • User-side user interface
  • Command line job interface
  • Automatic upload/download
  • Studio Accounts
  • User Accounts
  • Render Credit Management System
  • Admin and User job reporting
  • SQL Database


RenderPal V2 Render Farm Management System

RenderPal V2 is an up to date manager that can effectively manage any render farm set up irrespective of its operating system or size.  Besides that, it offers top-notch functionalities as well as an extensive range of features that can cater to all enterprise level solutions required on a distributed rendering network. RenderPal V2 will take care of your render farm workflow setup starting from the artist’s workstation to other connected computers.

Apart from its amazing functionalities, RenderPal V2 can be incorporated into a wide range of compositing application on any render farm from the go. These applications include Maya, Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray, Modo, VRED, SketchUp, Arnold, After Effects and many more.

If you are looking for an outstanding, powerful and stress-free managing software for your render farm, then, you shouldn’t look past RenderPal V2.

Supported renderers

  • 3D Studio Max (Autodesk)
  • Alias (Autodesk)
  • Arnold (Autodesk)
  • Blender (Blender Foundation)
  • Cinema 4D (Maxon)
  • FryRender (RandomControl)
  • Houdini (Side Effects)
  • Indigo (Glare Technologies)
  • LightWave 3D (Newtek)
  • LuxRender (LuxRender)
  • Maxwell (Next Limit)
  • Maya (Autodesk)
  • Octane (OTOY)
  • Realflow (Next Limit)
  • Redshift (Redshift Rendering)
  • RenderMan
  • Rhinoceros (McNeel)
  • SketchUp (Trimble)
  • Softimage / XSI (Autodesk)
  • Terragen (Planetside)
  • Thea Studio (Solid Iris)
  • V-Ray (Chaos Group)
  • VRED (Autodesk)
  • Vue (e-on)
  • Nuke (The Foundry)
  • Shake (Apple)
  • Toxik (Autodesk)
  • RVIO (Tweak Software)


  • Net Jobs
  • Control & Information
  • Farm layout
  • Web Interface
  • Renderers
  • Automation
  • Project files caching
  • The submitter
  • Pipeline integration



Link page: http://www.renderpal.com



Recent changes on MyRenderBox

Reduction in rates and addition of new render farm plans:

Render Farm rendering Plans have been changed to 3, and prices have been reduced. The changes are as follows:

Basic Plan 1.3 Cents/GHz:

If you are not in a hurry and/or on a tight budget this Plan is the best option, this plan is a unique plan for college students, and artists, or for designers with a small budget.

Professional Plan 2.3 Cents/GHz:

A balanced plan combining speed and price. This plan is a mix of power and cost. It is suitable for individuals or companies who desire a quick turnaround time.

Unlimited Plan 4.3 Cents/GHz:

You pay more to save time. This plan is the best option for tight deadlines. This Plan is excellent for companies, or jobs that need to be rendered as soon as possible to meet up with deadlines. This plan also gives you the highest number of nodes, and the most enormous processing power for a fast turnaround time.



Changes and improvements to the user interface and user panel

The recent changes borders around improvements with website structure, features, and many other enhancements as outlined below;

  • Changes to the home page structure of the website to make it easy for users to access different sections.
  • Added GPU Rendering.
  • Discontinued the “Rental Render” section and related services.

Addition of a “How It Works” page for full guidance on submitting and managing jobs.

Improvement changes to the structure and color scheme in the user panel.

  • Addition of a Notification section in the User Panel to inform users on items such as unpaid invoices etc.
  • Reduction in the steps taken to submit a job, and software selection during rendering in order to ease the rendering process
  • Changes in the content of the FAQ page.
  • Changes in the App / Plugin Support pages and the addition of a new software, as well as the ability to view and check supported plugins and render engines.

Addition of a “Submit new job” button on all account pages.

Google Sketchup render farm

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro.

E-on VUE render farm

Vue is a 3D scenery generator software package. It is used for the creation, animation, and rendering of natural 3D environments, in particular outdoor landscapes. It is used by visual effects studios for this purpose. For example, Industrial Light & Magic used it to make backgrounds for the movies Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and DreamWorks Animation used it in the 2008 film Kung Fu Panda.

Autodesk Maya render farm

Maya is a 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects.

Maxon Cinema 4D render farm

CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH in Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3D modelling applications.