the beta-test ended on June 22, 2008. The RANCH for Indigo is now in production, since June 23, 2008.Note: most of the information in this first post is obsolete; it is left as is only for historical reasons. To gather all useful information on our rendering service for Indigo please go to
our dedicated Indigo site
I am pleased to announce that the RANCH Renderfarm
has come to an agreement with Glare Technologies Limited to provide the first high performance commercial rendering service to Indigo users
. We hope to offer the same level of performance, ease of use and quality of service for all the software we support, and are happy to make this first step into the Indigo community. As of now we offer a guaranteed 1224 GHz / 408 cores processing power for each Indigo project, at a very affordable price: $0.19 / ~ 0.12 € per GHz-Hour (metered) and even less with pre-paid subscriptions.
Of special importance is the fact that we are unbiased rendering specialists
(most notably we offer the highest performance available today for Maxwell cooperative projects) and that we develop all our software ourselves to optimize our process to the limit of current technology.
We are now entering the beta-test phase, and we have decided to make it public: during the beta-test period, Indigo users will be able to register on the RANCH site and send projects for free! This formula has two advantages: it will help us iron out potential problems, and it will let you try the RANCH at no cost. We will simply limit the maximum render time per Indigo project to 15 minutes and the maximum resolution to 1024 pixels, in order to not penalize our paying customers. Of course these time / definition limits will be removed when the beta is over.
Click here to take a look at our dedicated Indigo site.
On this page you can download our PDF Renderfarm User Guide. Most, if not all, your technical and commercial questions should find their answers in it, so I highly recommend you read it thoroughly.
Finally, if you are not yet bored
and want to know more about our philosophy as a company (we work quite differently from most renderfarms out there), you can read our RANCH Philosophy document
So, if you are interested to beta-test the RANCH for Indigo and familiarize yourself with the process, register on the RANCH site and send us an e-mail afterward (on the "Contact us" page) so that we can grant you the beta-tester status for the duration of the public beta-test period. This thread will serve as a way of communication between the RANCH and the Indigo community.
Thank you for your attention, and maybe see you soon on the RANCH!
Chief Technology Officer
RANCH ComputingThe RANCH for Indigo web site.
P.S: I also have a small gift: this IGIinfo command-line utility 1.01
will read an IGI file and display in the console the definition, the number of samples, the SPP (Samples Per Pixel) and the rendertime of the IGI. If you don't enter an IGI name as a command-line parameter, it will ask you for one.