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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 5.3Provides Users Support for New Platform, Adds Functionality, and Enhances Application Performance (April 01, 2008)
The Qube! GUI adds a number of enhancements in both power and usability. The image viewer now supports displaying arbitrary image formats like OpenEXR by launching external viewers such as fCheck or exrDisplay. The submission dialog has a number of new browsers to assist with specifying hosts, clusters, job dependencies, requirements, and reservations. Other new features that have been added include a new "Job Timeline" display panel to show a timeline of the job processes and frames, flexible search filters for jobs and hosts, tooltips for submission dialogs to provide easily accessible descriptions of fields, the ability to manually "complete" Jobs and Frames and to reduce the number of Workers requested for a Job on the fly.
Supervisor performance and responsiveness for large render farms have been improved. New per-frame dependencies complement the existing per-job dependencies for chaining Jobs together. The Qube! 5.3 release now supports Mac OS®X 10.5 Leopard.
"Qube! 5.3 is a significant release," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "The usability and performance improvements are in response to requests from our world-class and cross-market customer base. Qube!'s overall performance and responsiveness has never been faster. The software is also easier to use more than ever for experienced professionals and new users alike."
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! 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 www.pipelinefx.com.
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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