Hi, I'm fairly new to Houdini and have mostly used it for learning yet. I mainly work in interactive/modelling so rendering has not been something I looked to deep into yet. I'm also on a Mac with access to egpus with amd/vega cards as well as a regular PC with an older Nvidia card. I prefer and hoped I could work on the Mac but more and more point at me having to use and upgrade the PC.
I need to do some renders of short sequences for an upcoming production where Houdini will be very good at solving some parts. Mantra will be to slow on my local computers so I'm thinking of going for Redshift on the PC or using services like gridmarkets.
My questions is, what would be a cost effectice and smooth solution for an indie player such as me?
Should I get 2 nvidia 2080 ti's on the PC and run redshift or is it better to use an online service and stay on Mantra? Or maybe even go for a 2990 threadripper for Mantra in the PC? Experiences?