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PipelineFX OnDemand License Rentals a Hit with VFX Studios

24/7 Online Access Allows Render Pipelines to Scale on the Fly (October 28, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-10-28-- PipelineFX, makers of Qube!? , the leading render farm management software for film and post production, broadcast graphics, 3D design, game development, and digital media education around the world, today announced that ondemand license rentals have found success in visual effects studios.
"Due to the ever changing volume of our weekly final deliveries for our TV series and DVD productions, we welcomed a solution that would allow us to expand the management of our farm on an immediate basis, but not tie us into additional overhead when not needed," said Nicole Stinn, Producer at Nitrogen Studios. "Qube!'s license rental program is incredibly easy and convenient to expedite online and adding the rental licenses to our existing Qube! managed farm is equally as efficient. It was a real lifesaver during our production crunch times!"

Customers can log on to and order up to 500 licenses for up to 90 days using their credit card and have licenses emailed to them within seconds. Available 24/7, PipelineFx's ondemand license rentals allow Qube! customers to meet those last minute deadlines and leverage the power of artist workstations and idle machines for as little as $1 a day per machine.

"Qube's license rental program was incredibly valuable during the VFX production of Walt Disney's The Proposal," said Robin Hobart, Technical Director at Brickyard VFX. "As the delivery date got closer we realized we would need extra processing power to get us through. We had a render farm working full time but we also had a roomful of artist workstations. We were rendering locally at night on the workstations which worked but was very inefficient. We rented licenses for the workstations at minimal cost. We then tied these into our Qube render pipeline and effectively doubled our render farm overnight. Qube! gave us much more management control over our renders. We would then turn off the workstation's "worker" capability during the day. The purchase was all done online and licenses could be generated on the spot. Once the Qube! pipeline is set up adding rental nodes is incredibly easy."

"We are solely focused on delivering the render management solution that solves the problems of render pipelines," said Richard Lewis, VP of Sales for PipelineFX. "Many customers are choosing to buy a core set of licenses and then renting more as needed. Flexible, floating, cross-platform licensing available ondemand and the truly efficient use of idle machines can make the difference between meeting a deadline and missing it. As more customers around the world embrace this new model, PipelineFX is leading the way with systems designed to support modern render pipelines."

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