Rendering on AWS

Started by rupertbg, December 10, 2017, 03:33:45 am

Previous topic - Next topic

rupertbg

Hello,

I have created a repo on Github that contains the scripts I use to render on AWS EC2 automatically. I have it configured to us m4.16xlarge instances which cost about $8/hour and have 128 Xeon cores. It takes about 5 hours to render a 6000x4000 with quality on 1 and AA on 4...

https://github.com/rupertbg/aws-terragen-render

Kind regards,

Rupert

cyphyr

Thankyou very much for this.
It's something that I have been wondering about for a while.
Reading through the notes I realise I have much to learn. I understood almost none of it! hehe.
www.richardfraser.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/RichardFraserVFX/
/|\

Ryzen 9 3900X @3.79Ghz, 64Gb (TG4 benchmark 6:20)
i7 5930K @3.5Ghz, 32Gb (TG4 benchmark 13.44)

bobbystahr

Quote from: cyphyr on December 10, 2017, 06:08:42 am
Thankyou very much for this.
It's something that I have been wondering about for a while.
Reading through the notes I realise I have much to learn. I understood almost none of it! hehe.


a bit more than me then heh heh
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
Bring in the New
Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist

rupertbg

Hmmmm maybe I should post a video up for you all to see how it works?

Oshyan

Just make sure not to exceed your license limits. Cloud licenses count the same as local ones.

- Oshyan

rupertbg

You raise a really good point Oshyan! I also need to document how this works in the scripts!

Currently I upload my tg4key.lic to the S3 bucket that is being used for render output and logs. And the EC2 instance pulls down this license and installs it on creation.

With an ephemeral cloud server like this, does the license count just for the time the instance exists? Because these instances delete themselves once the rendering is done. Is licensing based on number of concurrent machines using the license? What is the limit for concurrent machines per license?

Oshyan

Yes, the license use only counts while the machine is active with Terragen running. Concurrent usage limits depend on what license you have. Terragen 4 Creative comes with 2 Render Nodes, Professional with 5. You can also purchase additional render nodes separately.

- Oshyan