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Hong Kong Animation Giant Imagi Chooses Qube! ™ for Feature Film Render Management

(February 05, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-2-5--PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™ software, the leading render farm management software for film production, game development, and digital media education around the world, today announced that Hong Kong-headquartered Imagi Studios has chosen Qube! as their facilities render manager to handle the increase in rendering to support upcoming feature film projects.

Imagi International Holdings Limited (“Imagi”) is a listed company (Stock Code 585) on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Imagi’s principal business is the development and production of computer graphics (“CG”) animated theatrical feature films. Imagi’s first theatrical movie TMNT was released in March 2007, opening #1 in U.S. box office revenue, only the third time in history that an Asian-made film has achieved that honor.  

Imagi is currently making two animated feature films, Gatchaman and Astro Boy. “Imagi is a leading animation house that utilizes a host of render tools and techniques,” said Yan Chen, Lead CG Supervisor on Astro Boy at Imagi.  “Qube! gives us the flexibility and high performance that is needed in such a diverse and dynamic work environment.” 

“Imagi required a more powerful and flexible render farm management system for their next-generation CG feature film,” said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. “Qube! gives Imagi an unparalleled level of control – an essential competitive advantage for a high-end animation studio.”


About Imagi:   Imagi has development operations in Los Angeles, California, and CG production studios at its Chai Wan (Hong Kong) headquarters.  For more information,  For more information about Imagi Hong Kong, contact Cindy Wu at +852-3103-8901 and [email protected].  For more information about Imagi USA, contact Asia Ireton at +1-818-986-3988 and [email protected].

About Qube! and PipelineFX:  Qube!™ is the leading enterprise-class render farm management system for film production, visual effects, game development and digital media education. Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications like Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk Maya®, NUKE™, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI®, Shake®, Adobe® AfterEffects®, Pixar’s RenderMan®, Eyeon® Digital Fusion™ and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven®, database driven and operates in Linux®, Windows® and Mac OS®X environments. PipelineFX, with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, and offices in San Francisco and San Diego, CA and Vancouver, B.C. was founded in 2002. Qube! is used by world-class film and game studios and post houses including South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Vanguard Animation, Rainmaker Animation, Disney Interactive Studios, Starz Entertainment, Imagi, Reel FX, and Attitude Studio. Qube! is used by schools around the world including the School of Visual Arts in N.Y., Goebelins School in Paris, Carleton School of Architecture, Full Sail, the University of Advancing Technology, Pratt Institute, the University of Hawaii-Academy for Creative Media, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  For more information, please contact Richard Lewis, VP of Sales of PipelineFX: [email protected], Phone: 866-856-7823, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 509, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, USA. Also visit

Trademark Notice:  Qube!™ and Qube! Remote Control™ are trademarks of PipelineFX, LLC.  All other trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.  ©2008 PipelineFX, L.L.C


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