The Elastic Renderfarm - an inexpensive rendering solution
Amazon offers a great service through Amazon Web Services called “Elastic Computing.” Through EC2, you can build your own renderfarm with render core costs as low as $0.06 per core hour.
Through these tutorials, I demonstrate how to set up your own Backburner renderfarm for Autodesk’s 3DS Max and Maya software.
*note* the section on how to kick off a 3DS Max Backburner render starts at about 8 minutes in to section 4.2. I will split that off into it’s own separate section soon.