I recently got commissioned to do a lot of animation work on a very tight deadline and have a generous budget to make it happen. The major bottleneck comes down to rendering time. I am trying to assess how beneficial a more premium GPU could be for rendering with Arnold GPU. Currently I am operating with only a 1060, so anything new would be an improvement, but I am not sure if it would be marginal gains or a game changer in terms of time saved.
I realize that render farms are also an option, and maybe something I will use. The difficulty though, is that I am relying on using Houdini Engine within Maya, which I expect will cause a lot of problems for trying to get my files to render on someone else’s system. It can be tricky enough when all of the files are local.
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.