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Toon Boom Animation today announced that Toon Boom Harmony is now integrated with PipelineFX’s Qube!, a leading render farm manager for professional animation. This new integration gives animation studios the ability to render final animations from Harmony using Qube!’s render management interface.

Artists can fire off Harmony rendering jobs to Qube! and will have access to very useful tracking data, including: estimated completion time, rendered previews, etc. Prioritization tools allow systems administrators to reassign rendering jobs to additional rendering nodes as needed. Qube! also provides a mobile application for monitoring rendering jobs while outside of the office.

“The increased control and throughput from Qube! will give our customers more control in rendering out both dailies and final production renderings,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO of Toon Boom Animation. “This bridge is another step that will help our customers in cutting down their rendering costs, and artists getting more time to perfect their work.”

“We are pleased to add Harmony, the leading 2D animation software, to our list of supported applications,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “Their customers will now have more options when it comes to rendering complex scenes built in Harmony.”

About Toon Boom Animation

Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Walt Disney Animation, Rovio Entertainment, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Nelvana and 20th Century Fox Animation. For more information, visit: toonboom.com

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. Qube! manages more than 30,000 render nodes with over 700 customers in 51 countries and is used to render film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education media. Clients include Apple, Arc Productions, Base FX, BBC, Cinesite, Deluxe, Digital District, Dyson, Electronic Arts, Google, HBO, Hasbro, L.M.U., Lockheed Martin, Method Studios, MPC, NBC Sports, Next Media Animation, Nvidia, NHK, NYU, Original Force, Pratt Institute, Procter & Gamble, ReelFX, South Park Studios, SVA, Target, Technicolor and many others. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has offices in Los Angeles, London, Portland, Las Vegas and Vancouver. For more information, visit: pipelinefx.com

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