Developed by San Franciscan motion design studio, Swordfish, RenderGarden is a suite of tools for After Effects which takes advantage of all of the CPU cores in your Mac or PC, resulting in a significant speedup for your final renders. A typical 12-core workstation can see as much as a 4x speed increase depending on the project, and the more cores you have the more significant the speed up. In addition, RenderGarden’s muti-machine rendering functionality allows you to quickly set up multiple computers for distributed rendering. Never before has creating a render farm for After Effects been so simple and painless.
“We initially created RenderGarden for a specific project where our artists were working off-site with limited infrastructure and no ability to leverage our studio’s large render farm” explains Mekajiki and Swordfish founder, Matt Silverman. “As we now face the worldwide Corona Virus pandemic, the best thing we all can do at this point is isolate and work from home. To help everyone get through this time, we are offering a fully functional version of RenderGarden to help everyone in the After Effects community work as effectively as possible until we can return to normalcy.”