Re. the presentation this morning: GarageFarm have just sent this reply through on the subject of optimising your scene files in preparation for rendering.
On our YouTube channel you can watch video tutorial for Maya Plugin https://goo.gl/yzKz3F . If you have any difficulties, our 24/7 support is ready to answer students' questions on webchat and Skype.
We look forward working with your student’s projects and we wait for their registration on the webpage: http://garagefarm.net