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SPIN Integrates Qube! for Render Pipeline

Vancouver-based visual effects studio leverages Python API (April 12, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-12--Honolulu, HI April 12, 2007 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 SPIN West VFX in Vancouver, B.C. and SPIN Toronto have deployed Qube! to manage their render pipeline and have integrated Qube! into their new asset management system. 

SPIN is an award-winning creative boutique that specializes in producing visual fx, motion design, animation and matte paintings for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast markets with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

"Qube! has proven invaluable in our rendering pipeline at SPIN West, said John Burk, Pipeline Supervisor.  ?We've been able to leverage the flexibility of the Python API and design our own custom job types for MayaMan ribgen and rendering on PRMan-compliant renderers.  Essentially, we've been able to get it to do whatever we need, regardless of how complex or deep the dependency tree gets.  The support team at PipelineFX has been great.  Response times to emails are usually less than an hour, and it's rare that I don't have a solution within six hours."


Qube! was built on the concept of open APIs and cross-platform support, allowing integration into any CG pipeline from a small post facility using only a few applications to the largest film studios using many applications, multiple versions of those same applications and running them on multiple platforms. PipelineFX uses the same APIs provided to customers to develop the software and the included ?job types, which are custom job submission interfaces.

"Tailoring your render management system to your preferred workflow - and not the other way around - is the right way to do it," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "SPIN has really leveraged our open APIs to rapidly deploy an elegant pipeline."

Qube! 5.1 is the latest release and is available now as a Universal application release for Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers, as well as on the Microsoft Windows® and Red Hat®, SUSE® and Fedora Linux® platforms.

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About Qube! and PipelineFX:  Qube! is the leading enterprise-class render farm management system for film and game production. Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by 24 x 7 technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications like Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk Maya®, NUKE, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI®, Shake®, Adobe® After Effects® and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven®, and operates in Linux®, Windows® XP, 2000 and 2003, and Mac OS®X environments. PipelineFX, with headquarters in Honolulu, HI, and offices in San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, B.C. was founded in 2002. Qube! is used by world-class studios including South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Buena Vista Games, DKP, ReelFX, Guava Graphics, and Radical Entertainment. Qube! is used by schools around the world including the School of Visual Arts in N.Y., 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 Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX: troy@pipelinefx.com, Phone: 866-856-7823, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 606, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, USA, info@pipelinefx.com, http://www.pipelinefx.com

For more information on SPIN, http://www.spinpro.com/index_flash.html.

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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