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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 5.2

Universal Application Support, Satellite Rendering and Full 64-bit Compatibility (July 23, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-7-23--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 the general availability of Qube! version 5.2.

?With this 5.2 release, weve made Qube! a platform for virtually any sized studio, school or company doing distributed rendering with literally any application, said Scot Brew, PipelineFXs Director of Technology. ?The new SimpleCMD feature generates easy-to-use GUIs for any commercial or internally developed application that can be distributed via a command line. Simply enter the input parameters your application requires and SimpleCMD generates a nice, user-friendly GUI for job submission.

The Qube! 5.2 release includes:

SimpleCMD interface for generating submission GUIs quickly and easily:
?Supports any application that can accept a command line
?Easy to generate create new interfaces in under an hour
?Written in Python easy to customize
?Ships with pre-built interface for XSI 6.0

Satellite rendering support for Autodesk 3D applications:
?Support for Maya Satellite renders
?Support for 3ds Max Distributed Bucket Renders (DBR)

Full 64-bit support:
?64-bit software application support
?64-bit CPU hardware support

Enhanced application support, including:
?Maya® (updated) Support for Maya satellite rendering
?3ds Max® (updated) Support for 3ds Max Distributed Bucket Rendering
?XSI® 6.0 (new) SimpleCMD GUI for XSI 6.0

"Qube was built in a large feature film studio and many of the advanced features were driven by complex rendering requirements," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "As we enter our 6th year selling Qube! into all sizes of VFX studios, post houses, TV stations, game companies, schools, design firms and manufacturing facilities, we are proud to provide a streamlined mechanism for render farm management. The ability to very quickly generate submission interfaces makes Qube! an easy to adopt, stable and professionally-supported render farm management option for an even wider variety of digital media customers.

Qube! 5.2 is available immediately and will be demonstrated in booth #337 at SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego, California. 


About Qube! and PipelineFX:  Qube! is the leading enterprise-class render farm management system for film production, 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®, Pixars 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, 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 Visual Effects, Disney Interactive Studios, Starz Entertainment, 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 in Florida, the University of Advancing Technology, Pratt Institute, and the University of Hawaii-Academy for Creative Media. For more information, please contact Richard Lewis, VP of Sales of PipelineFX: [email protected], Phone: 866-856-7823, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 606, 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.  ©2007 PipelineFX, L.L.C


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