Exa provides significantly accelerated rendering-as-a-service* for animation studios & freelancers. With Exa’s cloud-based GPGPU accelerated servers & proprietary framework, animators are able to enjoy a 100x speedup in the rendering process without incurring the fixed costs of building an expensive in-house rendering farm.
Rendering is the process of computing raw data into 3D models composing photo-realistic 3D scenes and 3D animations. For engineers and artists, this process is most time consuming and frustrating step. It is also critical to the industry as a whole, regardless of the company size. For example, Madagascar 3 needed 65 million –compute- hours, across 1200 servers to be rendered.
Is it a problem? more of a severe pain
- Rendering takes the biggest time share in any given project
- Rendering speed is the bottleneck
- Dedicated rendering server clusters are very expensive