Qube! 6.8’s ArtistView in action. Developer PipelineFX has just introduced new pay-per-minute metered licensing for the renderfarm manager, supplementing its existing per-day and per-month subscriptions.
PipelineFX has extended its payment options for Qube!, its renderfarm management system, adding pay-per-minute metered licensing to its existing daily and monthly subscriptions.
What is Metered Licensing FAQ
How metered licensing works
Qube! users begin by buying one of two base packages, giving them one perpetual Supervisor and five perpetual Worker licenses for the software. Qube! is available now for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Base packages cost $500 or $3,500 depending on whether you want to assign one job per worker, or an unlimited number of jobs per worker.
The package can then be scaled to the size of the user’s render farm by buying additional Workers, either as perpetual licenses or via the various pay-as-you go options.
Those already included subscription plans charged at $2/day or $15/month per Worker, to which PipelineFX has now added the option to be billed by the minute per Worker, at a rate equivalent to $0.10/hour.
Users are billed at the end of each month for the total time used.
Read full story by Jim Thacker here: http://www.cgchannel.com/2016/07/pipelinefx-introduces-metered-licensing-for-qube/