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PipelineFX Offers Online Software License Rentals

PipelineFX, makers of Qube! software, a leading render farm management software for film production, game development and digital media education, is offering software licenses that can now be purchased online 24/7 via the PipelineFX website, www.pipelinefx.com.

"We are excited to be the first render farm management software company to offer automated, online software license rentals," said Richard Lewis, VP of Sales for PipelineFX. "Our customers have told us that having licenses available any hour of the day or night for last minute production needs is a tremendous benefit to today's complex render pipelines. We've responded with an automated system that provides licenses on demand, helping customers get through production spikes and meet sudden deadlines."

The PipelineFX license rental program allows existing Qube! customers to obtain additional software licenses to augment their existing Qube! based render farm. Rented licenses are commonly used to add artists' desktops to the farm for extra rendering capacity, or to service rented rendering servers that have been contracted to finish a project. Customers can use their credit card to purchase the license rentals. Within minutes they will have a new license file that can be quickly appended to their existing license, and the additional rendering capacity is immediately available.

"We have always been committed to partnering with our customers to get their production work done on time and as efficiently as possible," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "Renting licenses on demand is a great way to cost effectively scale an entire render pipeline very quickly. Modern artists' desktops are very fast and able to add significant rendering capacity when added to a render farm, even if just over a weekend. Also, as studios rent server hardware more frequently to finish productions, our online rental strategy fits nicely with our customers' need to scale up rapidly."

Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Softimage|XSI, Shake, Adobe AfterEffects, Pixar's RenderMan, eyeon Digital Fusion and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven, database driven and operates in Linux, Windows and Mac OSX environments. Qube! is used by world-class film and game studios and post houses, including South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Vanguard Animation, Rainmaker Animation, Disney Interactive Studios, Starz Ent., Reel FX and Attitude Studio. Qube! is used by schools around the world, including the School of Visual Arts in N.Y., Goebelins School in Paris, Carleton School of Architecture, Full Sail in Florida, the University of Advancing Technology, Pratt Institute and the University of Hawaii Academy

PipelineFX, with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, and offices in San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C., was founded in 2002.

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