Issue: Day 1 - SIGGRAPH 2007


SAN DIEGO - Honolulu, HI’s PipelineFX (, the maker of Qube! renderfarm management software for film production and game development, is debuting Version 5.2 at the show. The latest release offers full support for 64-bit applications and hardware, satellite rendering support for Autodesk 3D applications, and the “SimpleCMD” interface for generating submission GUIs quickly and easily. 

PipelineFX has a number of its partners on hand, including SGI, which is showing the SGI Render Management bundle. The team from SGI’s digital content management group is highlighting the high-density Altix XE rendering server system currently in production at Vanguard Animation. 

Nvidia Corporation is showing their new animated short film, The Plush Life, in the PipelineFX booth and at the Gelato User Group meeting. The film was rendered entirely with the Gelato renderer and Qube! renderfarm management software. 

Iridas is showing its FrameCycler, which can be integrated with Qube! for automated daily creation as a part of the render pipeline, accelerating the iteration of animation and visual effects work.  

South Paw’s Tactic asset management software integrates with Qube! via Qube!’s Python API for an elegant asset/render management pipeline. When an asset is revised and checked in, the integrated system can automatically re-render the scene files containing the changed asset.

And Digits ‘n Art is showing 3Delight, a fast, high quality, RenderMan-compliant renderer designed to produce photorealistic images in demanding production environments. Using the PipelineFX MTOR interface for Maya, 3Delight is a cost-effective rendering solution that can be managed cross-platform with Qube!.