**After you have run a successful test that YOU are satisfied with for your project on Render Rocket servers, you can quickly calculate your core hours and pricing options.
To do this, click on the Render History link from the top band. Your "Render History" page should now be open. Under "Mission Name", click on the completed render. You will then be directed to the "Mission Detail" page for that project. On the Mission Detail page, you will see the "Pricing Estimator" link as detailed in the image below. Select this link to open up the Render Rocket Project Estimator page. Your average frame time from your test will be auto filled into the estimator.
Simply enter the number of frames for your project and the estimator will calculate core hours, credit package pricing, "on-demand" pricing, and economy pricing options. Currently, Render Rocket allows you to choose from 3 pricing options. (click on the links to explore pricing options)
Once you click on the project estimator link, your Average Frame Render Time will be loaded into the estimator:
Next Enter in the Number of Frames for your project.
After Entering in the frames for your project, the Estimator will calculate Core Hours for your Project and Estimated completion times:
Once you know the core hours (credits needed) for your project - you can then determine the best way to purchase render credits. You can render at will (without a package) and our system will bill you at .50 per core hour/credit for actual render time used. Or you can purchase one of the render packages below. Pricing will be calculated for your project.
Using the estimate we have calculated with 218 credits, you can render without a package and your cost will be $108.89. Or you can purchase the $195.00 package and you will receive 410 credits in your package. These credits will be loaded into your account and once your render is completed the 218 credits will be deducted. Any remaining credits will be left in your account to use on a future project or for any re-renders or overruns. Estimated cost is actualized project cost for this project. (218 credits at .48 per credit or $104.53 actualized cost for this project if purchasing the $195.00 package).
Our Estimator will also calculate the credits needed and pricing for Economy Rendering. Economy uses credits at a different rate, but is also a lower priority on the farm. Find out if Economy is right for you.
Our estimator does not calculate Non Profit or Educational Pricing. However, you can take the number of core hours as in this case 218 and multiply 218 by the following to determine pricing:
Education - Multiply by .20
Non-Profit - Multiply by .38
Additionally if your project is over 4500 core ours, you may benefit from a server rental. Contact your sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about server rentals or any other project scoping and pricing questions. Your sales team can provide you a quote with all options upon your request.
Not finding what you are looking for here? Try our searchable Help Resources or contact our support team for more information. You can always email email@example.com for technical questions. Don't hesitate to contact us - we are here to help you get your renders done and meet your deadlines.