Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Again With The Rendering

toy story
So in class we were discussing about how much time it would take to render an animated film with one machine and the class had come up with a website that showed just that. It lists the Pixar movies from Toy Story all the way up to Brave. Now This website I especially find cool because my last post was about render farms and without them some of these films would take months or even years to finish rendering.

All this time I realized I haven't even put the website in. Well if you want to check it out just click ME.

Anyway, going through some of these films, the first one most definitely catches my eye: Toy Story. Made in 1995 by Pixar. One of the first, if not the first Pixar animated film. This film was the turn of the "Animated Revolution." Looking at the Toy Story section though, it says that the total number of frames was 114,240. Now let me put this in perspective for you. If you were going to do the math: Figure it would take about 7 hours (on average) to do one frame. That would mean it would take one machine to do 685,440 hours. Let us break that down a little more: 28,560 days, 4,080 weeks, or 78 and a half years. So clearly when they used the 800,000 machines to render it out, I think they made the right decision.

Clearly Woody up above has the right idea. Sorry Buzz, It would take an infinity to render all of Pixar's animated films with one machine.

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