Azure Batch Rendering

Cloud-scale rendering with job and resource management

  • VM images with commonly used rendering apps pre-installed
  • Plugins for desktop apps such as Autodesk Maya
  • Create render farms on-demand using tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual machines
  • Use a variety of hardware for both CPU and GPU rendering
  • Pay only for what you use, including app licensing

Pay-per-use licensing

Easily scale to thousands of cores and only pay for what you use, with no licence servers or complicated networking required. Just launch virtual machines (VMs) with the apps you need and pay for compute resources and software on demand.

Easy deployment and flexibility

Get started quickly by leaving the plumbing and resource management to Azure Batch. You have full access to your VMs, allowing complete customisation of your environment and the ability to troubleshoot any issues. Batch provides a flexible programming model and SDK so you can easily integrate your own pipeline and workflow.

Familiar tools

Use our rich client plugins for industry-standard apps to manage rendering workloads, including submission and monitoring of rendering jobs – without having to learn new tools or apps.

Cloud render with confidence

Azure is committed to the highest levels of trust, transparency, regulatory compliance and standards conformance, such as MPAA. Deploy on secure infrastructure used by 85 per cent of the Fortune 500.

State-of-the art infrastructure

Deploy your rendering workloads on a wide range of VMs, based on your needs and requirements. Deploy best price-performance VMs all the way to high-end accelerated VMs powered by NVIDIA’s GPUs.

Why trust Azure Batch Rendering?

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Azure Batch Rendering pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Per-second billing

Customers using Azure Batch Rendering

"Jellyfish Pictures, an award-winning visual-effects and animation studio based in London, uses Azure to augment its on-premises rendering farm with on-demand render nodes and virtual desktops."


"Oceaneering is a subsea engineering and applied technology company based in Houston, Texas, U.S. that rendered photo-realistic visualizations of energy exploration sites using Azure."

Oceaneering International
Oceaneering International

"PipelineFX's intelligent render farm manager integrates with Azure to help top Scandinavian animation studio Qvisten complete "Anchors Up," a nautical CG feature."


Everything you need to get started

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to use Batch Rendering with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

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