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
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.
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
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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.
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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."
"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
Documentation and resources
Related products and services
Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management
Azure Batch Rendering updates, blogs and announcements
Azure Batch rendering VM images & licensing will be retired on 29 February 2024
Azure Batch ‘CloudServiceConfiguration’ pools will be retired on 29 February 2024
Azure Batch vCPU quota checks are being updated
New Azure Batch capabilities available in preview
New Azure Batch capabilities
New VM series supported by Azure Batch