PipelineFX has released Qube! 6.5 with tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting. The company says improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
During this development cycle, PipelineFX tackled two areas that it says will bring immediate results to their customers. The first: detailed cost reporting for firms that manage rendering across multiple shows and clients. The second: an increased ability for larger studios to minimize supervisor downtime and easily re-configure their render farm as situations and usage rates shift.
“In this time of industry turmoil, understanding the real economics of visual effects has become more important than ever,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “Tools like cost accounting and the ability to Smart Farm actionable intelligence from your render pipeline offer proven methods for accurately assessing and correcting inefficiencies.”
“With Qube! 6.5's new features, we will be able to track our farm utilization down to the shot level,” said Tony Pelle, director of production technology for Rainmaker Entertainment. “Insightful data on job efficiency is what our artists and supervisors need to keep our productions on track. And with less maintenance downtime to look forward to, we’ll have more time to refine the render farm to meet the ever-changing demands of our productions.”
“Show me inefficiency and I’ll show you a cost center,” added Lewis. “With Qube! 6.5, organizations of all types and sizes can trade their money faucet for a pipeline that is clean and responsive.”
Customers currently on subscription can download version 6.5 immediately from the PipelineFX ftp site. Contact support@pipelinefx to request a 6.5 license.