Welcome to the Future — The Age of Render
What is reality? If your brain tells you what you see is real, then you will think it is. Technological evolutions have affected our view of reality so much that everything is becoming increasingly virtual. Realities, augmented and virtual, are being produced by software engineering and smart devices. Development has been increased up for us to immerse ourselves into new computer-generated worlds. Now, what makes you think that we are not living a simulation like The Matrix?
The trendy concept of metaverse may be concurrently the prototype of a completely virtual interactive reality similar to what is illustrated in Ready Player One, wherein we would clearly realize that we are in virtual reality though. However, to actualize such visual effects, a next-level dimension of complexity would await all the creators. More complicated rendering jobs that span thousands of frames across time (for animations) and space (for VR walkthroughs) require external servers and additional resources. The difficulty of rendering may exponentially increase due to higher frame resolution and frame rate. The metaverse will undoubtedly be in need of the most hypercritical hashrate to use these days. So far, such attempts have not succeeded in solving the problems that only a limited number of users can simultaneously show up to interact with each other in the same scenario. Besides, the interactions, some of which require immediate real-time rendering, are also highly restricted by the computational complexity. Such a hashrate is impossible for local servers and clouds to handle.
“Brain in a vat” has been an argument for philosophical skepticism and solipsism for years. The only reason that a world like The Matrix remains as a theoretical hypothesis would most likely be that no system, until now, has ever existed which scales rendering speed across many dimensions of work to allow content creators to tap into the vast pool of graphics cards from an online network. With the technologies we have on hand, we have already innovated the process of rendering reality to new, unprecedented levels. However, it has not even come any closer to what metaverse requires. Thanks to blockchain technology, complex operations can be executed using smart contracts immediately, which offers us the chance to make it happen that rendering tasks can be completed quickly and efficiently in a blockchain-based peer-to-peer network with no error or delay. On the way through the gate to the future of metaverse, Render is creating a much more efficient, powerful, and widely scalable rendering network.
The Render Network is the leading provider of decentralized GPU-based rendering solutions, revolutionizing the digital creation process. Despite the fact that the rendering efficiency using GPU has significantly surpassed the rendering efficiency using CPU rendering back to Avatar, the first 3D movie, the Hollywood-level rendering jobs still require a large number of advanced devices which can only be afforded by professional studios; or alternatively, the jobs will have to turn to Google Cloud or AWS for assistance. However, certain cloud services are not cheap for the individual user at all. As a solution for this sore point, Render’s vision is to democratize GPU cloud rendering. Being a decentralized network, The Render Network is designed to connect users looking to perform jobs with people who have idle GPUs to the Render Network in order to receive and complete rendering jobs using OctaneRender, the world’s first and fastest GPU-accelerated physically correct renderer powered by OTOY which is the holding company of Render.
RNDR is the native token of the Render Network, which will be the primary unit utilized to exchange rendering and streaming services and Proof-of-Render work on the OctaneRender Cloud (ORC) network, OTOY’s cloud rendering marketplace. To begin with, users must create accounts linked to the Ethereum blockchain through smart contracts and unique wallets. By purchasing and storing Render tokens in their accounts, users will be able to exchange these tokens on the network for various rendering and streaming services.
When users need to request a render job, they will submit for a job on the Render Network using RNDR tokens, then smart contracts on Ethereum will process and deliver matchmaking. The render task is calculated by the protocol and users requesting a render job will get a quoted price for the task with a certain amount of RNDR, and details attached to a smart contract will be sent across the Render Network. The price of a render and/or streaming job will be based off-chain by analyzing the supply of GPUs available and the demand for rendering work. The algorithm will analyze the number of available GPUs vs. the scale, concurrency, and complexity of the work that the user requires.
A designated GPU owner will then utilize their GPU to process the requested job and they will send the completed render job back through the Render Network once they complete the task. Once the requested job is completed and reconciled, the RNDR tokens will be transferred from the user who submitted the job to the user or server that completed the task via the smart contract. Once the process is completed, users will then be able to withdraw their RNDR tokens into Ethereum and convert them to fiat currency if they wish.
The Render Network is not only for the render task, but also a one-stop platform built on blockchains for content creating and exchange. Its vision includes integrating more third-party crafting tools apart from OctaneRender to make the Render Network the frontier of new medium content creation. Meanwhile, developers can experience the power of Render to innovate third-party applications and software using RNDR’s SDK. Additionally, since the render is a critical part of creating, the Render Network can fulfill the deeper connection with NFTs to make Content Finance achievable. Within the current NFT market, only the ownerships of various NFTs can be viewed, but not how they are created. However, the whole process contains an enormous load of value and information, which is one of the key factors of NFTs. RNDR can make everything NFT, from the final product to the individual frame, creators can make these elements tokenized for exchanging and collaborating to promote the derivative work and the interactive NFT experience.
The technology accumulation, the overall layout focusing on the NFTs and metaverse, and the current realization of the use-case adoption have unsurprisingly gained impressively huge advantages for the Render Network. More importantly, the first-mover advantages will guarantee the project itself the great potential in this industry. The Render Network is getting ready to shine even brighter in the age of real-time social experience in the metaverse.