I've got some animations that I've made that I want to render the fastest way possible. I can surely need some help. All advise is welcome.
What I've got:
- 2D flat-style animations that are only 30s to 1 minute long.
- They all need to be 1920x1080px and 25fps.
- They're not for broadcasting or television. They're for online usage.
What I need:
- Top priority: Render as fast as possible.
Some of them take 1 minute to render, and some of them take 3 minutes to render. I'd like them to render as fast as possible.
- Best quality output!
It does not matter if it's a MP4 or Quicktime or H264 codec. Rendering a draft isn't an option.
- Small filesize.
Some of the animations that last less than 1 minute contain a few photo's throughout the complete animation. These can take up to 1GB for only 1 minute of animation in Quicktime H264 codec. The file sizes doesn't have to be below the 10mb, but 1GB is a no-go.
I've been rendering this on my iMac and I want these projects to be rendered on another (Windows based) PC in the near future. I've got a powerfull tower with 12 cores and 24GB RAM and some SSD drives (which still need to be installed). It has no graphics card/GPU. I've read something about OpenGL rendering, but I can't find anything about this being really fast. I'm willing to invest in an OK graphics card if this will speed up my renders.
I'm looking for a great preset or rendersettings which will forfill my needs. I'm really looking for a way to render stuff as fast as possible! Again, all advise is welcome! Thank you guys in advance!
You can not have fast, best quality and small file unless you spend money on a render farm. If you want small file and good quality you will have to settle for slower render times. You need a codec that allows for 2 pass encoding to get small files and good quality. 1-3 minutes to render is not a long time at all - why would you need faster render times than that anyway?