Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!

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Los Angeles, CA (November 19, 2013)PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.

“Qube! gives us all the flexibility we need for our current and future projects,” said Dave Lajoie, R&D Director at Digital District. “It was important to find a cross-platform solution with a strong Python API that would allow us to control every aspect of our processes. Qube! is that solution.”

With a new Montreal facilty, and a 3D animated feature in production, Digital District will be automating rendering tasks that are essential, but don’t require human intervention. “We want our creatives to focus on what they are hired to do: create!,” added Lajoie. “With Qube! we feel confident that we can tackle our next feature film that involves 1,500 shots, 200 characters and the task of digitally rebuilding Paris in the 1880s without the added stress of managing every process. Now, every computing device will be harnessed and controlled by Qube!, which will keep us competitive by reducing costs and maximizing our production’s rendering resources.”

When looking for a render farm manager, the Digital District team wanted to trust that the product they were buying had been designed for production. Finding a production-proven render dispatcher, backed by industry veterans became a high priority. Qube! bested all other options on the market due to its world class support team and customization features.

“From our research, it was obvious that PipelineFX had devoted years and years to making Qube! a strong product,” continued Lajoie. “Now with some peace of mind, the process of customizing our render pipeline for new software doesn’t seem so bad. In fact, it seems downright easy!”

About Qube!™ and Smart Farming™

Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.

About PipelineFX

As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Over 25,000 render nodes at more than 600 customers across film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education include Arc Productions, BaseFX, BBC, Cinesite, Deluxe, Digital Domain, Dyson, Efilm, Electronic Arts, Google, HBO, Hasbro, L.M.U., Laika Studios, Lockheed Martin, Method Studios, NBC Sports, Nvidia, NHK, Original Force, Prana Studios, Pratt University, Procter & Gamble, ReelFX, South Park Studios, Target, Technicolor, and Telemundo. PipelineFX is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and has offices in London, Honolulu, Portland, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.

About Digital District

Digital District is an award-winning VFX, animation and post-production house with high expertise in feature films and advertisement. Based in Paris, Montreal, Brussels and Shanghai, Digital District offers global services including Concept Design, On-Set Supervision, Visual Effects, 2D & 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Compositing and Color Grading. Digital District’s commercial work includes Cartier’s “The Odyssey” and YSL’s “Belle D’Opium”, as well as content for Nissan, Adidas, and the animated McDonald’s McFlurry Spot.

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