MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!
Polish Multimedia and IT Tech Location Takes Advantage of Proven Rendering Solution for Visual Effects, Animation and Video Editing Companies
Today, PipelineFX announces the adoption of Qube! at MMC Brainville, one of Poland’s most advanced technology parks. The production render farm manager now currently prioritizes the workloads of 30 companies producing visual effects, animation and video edits for regional and global customers. This is Qube!’s second major deployment in a global tech park following the Jiangye announcement in 2015.
Launched in 2014, MMC Brainville gives Polish multimedia and IT companies access to a shared environment, filled with like-minded firms and amenities that bring all of their costs down. One lure is a linked render farm, which helps the companies to turn out their work on predictable timelines, without forcing them to also make a capital investment in hardware.
“When we analyzed costs, community opinion, implementation options and future development needs - Qube! came out on top,” said Leszek Skocki, IT Director at MMC Brainville. “Now we use it to ensure efficiency across the network.”
Like Jiangye, MMC Brainville looked to Qube! because of its day-to-day benefits. “Live statistics and the ability to easily integrate it with our job submission software are very important to us,” stated Skocki. “Being able to track who is using the farm at any given time keeps prioritization queues simple and easy to keep on track.”
Staying on track also means providing access to the farm in the future for companies who are working off-site. Using Qube! MobileView, site employees will be able to monitor the render farm remotely, tracking essential project elements like the current status of their render jobs. Qube!’s ability to incorporate secure VPNs will also allow those same employees to send renders from abroad, ensuring that the queue is always filled with the latest output.
“Many companies are currently feeding into the farm, but we could double that number and still be running at top speed,” added Skocki. “Even though our pipeline is always changing, Qube! rarely seems to have a problem dealing with new elements. Our goal was to make the farm manager invisible. It just has to work all of the time and with Qube!, you get that.”
A changing pipeline meant Qube! would have to work well with all the leading 3D products. Autodesk’s Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage, as well as Blender, Cinema 4D, Maxwell Render, After Effects and V-Ray are all being used at Brainville; and thanks to dedicated job types, Qube! worked smoothly with all of them.
“Without management, our render farm would be a nightmare,” noted Skocki. “When you are working on VFX, animation, video editing, and rendering for both external and internal clients, planning and optimizing time become a big deal to you. After we put it into use, we knew why Qube! has become so popular. It’s easy to like something you can count on.”
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. Qube! 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.
As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Qube! runs on more than 35,000 render nodes at over 750 customers in 51 countries and is used to render film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education media. Clients include: Base FX, BBC, Cisco, Cutting Edge Sydney, Deluxe, DHX Media, Dyson, Electronic Arts, Ford, HBO, Hasbro, Image Engine, Jam Filled Entertainment, L.M.U., L'Atelier Animation, Lockheed Martin, Mackevision, Method Studios, Marvel Studios, MPC, NBC Sports, Next Media Animation, NHK, NYU, Original Force, Pratt Institute, Procter & Gamble, RedHat, ReelFX, RodeoFX, South Park Studios, SVA, Target, Technicolor, Toyota and many others. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, HI, and has resources located in the Continental US, Canada, Australia and Europe. www.pipelinefx.com
About MMC Brainville Technology Park
MMC Brainville is a prestigious office and laboratory building for companies that operate in the multimedia and IT sectors. It was created to encourage the development of ICT companies; grow the Polish economy by utilizing the potential of students and entrepreneurs; and build a network facilitating Polish innovation, with Sądecczyzna as its epicenter. 30 companies from different industries currently reside in the park, and are making use of its high-end IT infrastructure to render services for the multimedia and movie industries.