How much does it cost?

We charge a flat subscription rate of 150.00 USD, payable in advance (via PayPal or credit card) per 24 hour period. Pay a day at a time or reserve weeks or months in advance. Revisions? Changes? Just make another payment before your 24 hour block expires and you're good to go for another 24 hours.

What are the farm's specs?

Windows 64bit
Cinema 4D Team Render R16.038
Cinema 4D NET R14.042
96 fully dedicated CPU cores totaling over 230GHz of 64bit computing power.
Cinebench 15 CPU score = over 10,000
16GB RAM per machine
40GB scene+textures storage
100GB final result storage

Do you offer a free trial?

We don't offer a free trial, however after 1 hour of farm use, if it doesn't meet or exceed your expectaions, please let us know and we will immediately refund your payment, no questions asked.

Are discounts available?

We offer a 10% discount on advance reservations of 5 days or more, and a 20% discount on advance reservations of 30 days or more.

Is pricing based on the amount of time spent rendering?

Pricing is based on access to the farm in increments of pre-paid 24 hour blocks, not the amount of time spent rendering.

How do I calculate the amount of time it'll take to render my project on the farm?

Multiply the number of minutes it takes to render an average frame on your computer by the number of frames, then multiply that by your Cinebench 15 score, then divide the total by 7130 = the approximate number of minutes it'll take to render your animation.
For example:
25 minutes average per frame on your computer x 1200 frames = 30,000 minutes (500 hours)
30,000 minutes x 700 Cinebench score = 21,000,000
21,000,000 / 10,000 Cinebench score = 2,100 minutes (35 hours)

Alternately you can send us the time it takes to render an average frame on your machine, the number of frames, and your Cinebench score, and we'll figure it out from there.

How many seats are available at a time?

One. Rabbit Farm is dedicated, not shared. When you pay for access you'll have the farm all to yourself, and will never have to wait for someone else to finish rendering.

Can I use Rabbit Farm to render in Maya, 3DS Max etc?

Our area of expertise is in Maxon's Cinema 4D and since it's the most versatile/robust/reliable 3D software around and we're not able to offer adequate support for other applications, we choose to focus only on C4D at this time.

Can I reserve the farm for say, next week?

If things are slow we'll do our best to accomdate, but as a general rule we only accept fully paid future reservations for 5 days or more.

Why don't you have a calendar on your site?
Why doesn't it say when the current user's subscription will expire?

The farm is available to one person at a time on a first come first serve basis. Additionally whoever is on the farm has the first right of extension. These two factors negate the usefulness of a calendar. If the farm's availability is listed as IN USE, email us and we can try to give you a rough estimate of when it might become available, as well as notify you as soon as it does.

Is there a specific time of day the 24 hour block starts?

Your 24 hour render block starts whenever you want.

What can I render?

Animations, high res tiled images, whatever you want!

Do I need to use the exact same version of C4D as the farm?

We strongly recommend it, but generally any files not containing GI and made with R12.5 or later should be ok. If you're using GI it's important to use the same version number as the farm for predictable results.

What plugins are available?

In many cases we can add plugins as needed, provided they are farm compatible.
Currently the farm is equipped with the following modules and plugins:
TurbulenceFD, RealFlow Mesh Loader, EdgeShade, Zblur2, AR3, MoGraph, MOCCA, HAIR, Thinking Particles, Dynamics, Sketch and Toon.

Does the farm support VRAYforC4D?

We used to, but we stopped.

How fast is your FTP server's connection?

It depends greatly on your location and connection, but realistically our connection tops out at about 600k up and 600k down. We strongly recommend rendering .jpeg or .png sequences for optimal download times.

Are other delivery methods available?

Yes. We can ship via UPS, DHL, or FedEx worldwide. We also offer same day messenger delivery service within Southern California for an additional fee.