[Sidefx-houdini-list] mantra render farm service

Chip Collier photex at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 00:14:09 EST 2009

I was just thinking about this today actually. It would be neat if  
there was a way for HD licensees to also use a service like this.  
Haven't a clue how economically feasible it would be of course.


On Feb 18, 2009, at 7:57 PM, Mark Story wrote:

> Hi there,
> We (Digital Cinema Arts) will be opening a training center in  
> Vancouver,
> B.C. soon and as part of our teaching environment we'll be providing  
> our
> students access to a render/simulation farm, queue manager, asset
> control/version manager, shot tools, etc. and our primary render  
> engine
> will be mantra, though we'll also have 3Delight and mental ray
> eventually as well.
> So, while in the process of flushing out our business plan, the  
> question
> has arisen a few times if it makes sense to offer mantra rendering
> services to commercial/vfx clients as well.  We've always focused on
> education needs but considering the changes in the economy, and the CG
> biz in overall, maybe it makes sense to explore that market ... we're
> clearly not sure, thus I'd like to pose the question to the general
> Houdini community:
> If there was a remote rendering service offering mantra, would you  
> see a
> need for that service in your business model?
> Thanks!
> Mark
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