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BOXX & Escape Studios Partner on First Official RenderMan Learning Tool

BOXX Technologies is helping Escape Studios to develop Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware, the first official learning tool for Pixar Animation Studio's Academy Award-winning RenderMan software.

Escape Studios selected BOXX Technologies' workstations and render farms to provide the rendering power for this new courseware.

"BOXX Technologies is honored to be a part of the development of this crucial courseware, which is the first to be certified by Pixar," said Francois Wolf, director of marketing for BOXX Technologies. "Escape Studios has created a phenomenal RenderMan learning tool that teaches anyone from the first-time user to the seasoned professional all the vital tips needed for working with the program."

According to Escape Studios, BOXX workstations and renderBOXX nodes were selected because of the company's reputation for designing high-performance systems for VFX professionals.

"While developing Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware we put all of RenderMan's features to the test," said Scott Eaton, creative technical director of Escape Studios. "Our goal for the courseware was to create a learning tool that explains and demonstrates production techniques. This, of course, requires production-quality renders. BOXX machines formed the backbone of our render farm and continually impressed us with their performance, both when rendering a single frame across multiple cores and when rendering multiple frames across multiple cores. BOXX's cutting edge hardware integrates flawlessly with the ever-increasing power and efficiency of Pixar's RenderMan, together giving studios a serious performance edge,"

Please visit www.escapestudios.com/renderman for more information on Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware.

Escape Studios (www.escapestudios.com) is a hub for 3D animation and visual effects expertise. It has built its reputation delivering software, hardware, training, new talent and outsourcing to the computer graphics industries. Professional clients include Pixar, The Mill, Aardman Animations, BBC, Sony Computer Ent. Europe, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games and Nissan

BOXX Technologies Inc. (www.boxxtech.com), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes specifically designed to meet the high-performance and reliability requirements of digital content creators working in the 3D, animation, visual effects, digital film, architecture, game development and broadcast markets. BOXX's rapid integration of cutting-edge computing technologies selected and optimized to deliver the best possible performance when running digital content creation (DCC) applications is reflected in its extensive line of uniquely featured and highly customizable systems, including BOXX APEXX, 3DBOXX and 3DBOXX RTX workstations, and renderBOXX render nodes.

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