Quick start

How to work with the online service:

We have developed an online service for 3Ds Max (V-Ray, Corona Renderer, Mental Ray) users to render their projects in automatic mode at any time without manager involvement.

It is still possible to render scenes created in other 3D software on Megarender through technical support.

10 steps to launch your project with Megarender

  1. Sign up
  2. Calculate cost of rendering
  3. Select a pricing plan
  4. Add to your balance
  5. Prepare and upload your scene
  6. Adjust scene settings
  7. Distributed rendering
  8. Software versions
  9. RAM size
  10. Start rendering!

Step 1. Sign up

Please sign up to the service by following the link.

Step 2. Calculate cost of rendering

Calculate the cost of rendering in our Calculator.

Step 3. Select a pricing plan

Choose between Light, Standard, Pro, and Business pricing plans. They can be selected in the user interface of the online service.

More details about the prices can be found here.

Important:

Light plan is ideal for rendering single tasks/scenes.

Standard allows rendering 3 tasks simultaneously.

Pro allows rendering 5 tasks simultaneously.

Business allows rendering 6 tasks simultaneously.

Important:

When rendering a static image, it does not make sense to use the most expensive and fastest plan. It's better to choose "distributed rendering" in the settings. With this the scene will be rendered on 40-80 CPUs simultaneously, and it will save your time. Be aware, though, that the cost will increase by approximately 30%.

Step 4. Add to your balance

Add to your balance by any convenient method in the "Add to your balance" tab.

If you are using our service for the first time, you can get Welcome bonus by confirming your phone number in the dedicated tab of your account. It is perfect for testing our render farm.


Step 5. Prepare and upload your scene

Pack your scene with the help of our plugin using the instructions.

Upload your scene – click the yellow "Add scene" button at the top of the page.

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After clicking the button, you will be sent to the "Upload scene" page, where you will find a download link for our megaplugin. If you previously uploaded a scene, but did not send it for verification, select the already loaded scene and click "Next". If you are interested in additional ways to upload a scene, click the "Read more" link at the bottom of the page.

Step 6. Adjust scene settings

Now you can change any settings that were automatically read from your uploaded scene. Our interface matches 3DS MAX, and you will have no trouble changing any of them.

Distributed rendering


When rendering static images, choose the Distributed rendering option. It divides the work load between 40-80 CPU cores, and the rendering time reduces tenfold. Remember, though, that the price will be around 30% higher than for using a single-CPU render.

Software versions

Choose the version of 3DS MAX and the rendering engine used to create your scene. If there is no exact match on the list, choose the version above yours.

Never choose a Corona or V-Ray version lower than the one you created your scene in!

If you are unsure which option to choose, contact our tech support, and they will gladly help you figure it out.

RAM size

Select the amount of RAM you need to render your scene. This will help us balance the farm load and reduce the waiting time.

Be aware that waiting time listed in the selection scroll is an approximation! Generally, the higher the RAM size is, the fewer computers we have with this RAM size, and the higher the chance is that they will be occupied. It is also not optimal to render smaller and less demanding scenes on the most powerful servers. If you are not sure which RAM size to choose – look it up in our FAQ.

Be careful with denoising. Many render engines (including Corona Renderer and V-Ray) use a single processor during denoising, and during distributed rendering all other CPUs will go on standby, but you will still be charged for renting them.

If you want to avoid this and save on denoising follow the instructions here.

Step 10. Start rendering!

Now, with all the settings adjusted, simply click the "Start" button and launch your project for rendering!
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