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Chapter 20. Rendering > Render Farms

Render Farms

A render farm has nothing to do with animals, nor should managing one be anything like trying to herd sheep. The following section should give you some heads-up details on how to plan to build or wrangle a render farm.

Essentially, a render farm is a collection of computers that have been networked and set up with appropriate software to automatically divide the tasks of an animation sequence among the participating computers. These computers are often referred to as render nodes or render clients, and they often take orders from the server or master computer.


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