Scalar Decisions Senior Product Manager Troy Brooks on Leveraging Subscription Licenses and Cloud Computing
Few pundits in the business know more about VFX pipelines than Troy Brooks. A former head of studio at Digital Domain in Vancouver, Brooks was for more than seven years the CEO of render-farm management software maker Pipeline FX as well as a CG supervisor at Electronic Arts and a software developer at Mainframe Entertainment (now Rainmaker). Today, he is senior product manager at StudioCloud – Scalar Decisions in Vancouver, which provides private cloud services for digital media. He advocates for VFX studios to take control of their own destinies by analyzing data provided by software like PipelineFX's Qube! and using it to make better, more efficient use of cloud services.
Brooks told us that the arrival of subscription-based software licensing models, when used with public and private cloud infrastructure, can give savvy facilities an advantage when it comes to managing cash flow and bidding on projects.
Here, presented in Brooks' own words based on an edited conversation with StudioDaily, are 10 ways you can use your own data to plot out a more efficient and sustaining course for your VFX business.
Studio Daily Article by Bryant Frazer / July 29, 2015