Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pipeline fx Announces Qube! 6.0

PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™ - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the availability of Qube! 6.0 with "Smart Farming" technology.

"Smart Farming" describes a system for render farm management that delivers the power of pipeline data through integrated charting and reporting, automates labor intensive render farm processes, and integrates with other digital media infrastructure packages. The concept was developed after an extensive product validation process with customers across digital media verticals in major markets around the world.

Qube! 6.0 brings a new level of control and automation to render farm management by delivering out of the box features that previously only the largest larger studios could afford to build. Leveraging the power of an event-driven, client-server architecture, Qube! 6.0 provides real statistical insight into your render pipeline, automates render wrangling, speeds artist workflow and integrates with leading third party applications.

Major features of Qube! 6.0 include:

  • integrated charting in the GUI

  • external reporting to iPad and iPhone with Roambi

  • automated render wrangling

  • simplified job submissions

  • automated movie generation

  • job ETA predication

  • regular expression parsing of stderr and stdout

  • integration with Tweak Software RV

  • integration with Shotgun Software product

At Siggraph 2010, Shotgun Software, makers of Shotgun, a customizable web-based project management and collaboration system, and Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists will be demonstrating integration between Qube!, RV and Shotgun

Qube! 6.0 is now available to all PipelineFX customers under support, and can be downloaded at For customers not currently on support there is a limited time upgrade program available. Contact your PipelineFX sales representative or your local reseller for more details.

About Qube!:

Qube! is a robust and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Qube! can be easily tailored to any pipeline requirements and works with all leading content creation applications including Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk Maya®, XSI®, NUKE™, Shake®, Adobe® After Effects®, Pixar’s RenderMan®, DNA Research's 3Delight, Eyeon® Digital Fusion™ and many more. Qube! runs on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.

About PipelineFX:

PipelineFX is the leading provider of renderfarm management solutions for digital content creation. PipelineFX has more than 450 customers worldwide including BBC, Digital Domain, Electronic Arts, Fisher Price, General Motors, Herman Miller, Imagemovers Digital, Laika Studios, Lockheed Martin, MTV, NBC, NHK, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., Reel FX, Smoke & Mirrors, Sony Computer, Sony Pictures Imageworks, South Park Studios, Starz Entertainment, Technicolor and Telemundo. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas.