PipelineFX announced that it has released Qube! MobileView, a new app that can manage and monitor a full rendering workload from anywhere there is mobile or web-based reception.
Qube! MobileView’s secure user interface (UI) is simple in form, and powerful in practice. It allows users to easily control the rendering tasks that are most common to a supervisor’s routine, eliminating the need to stay locked to a single location. If the ability to re-try failed frames, monitor the progress of your queue, or kill jobs isn’t enough; Qube! MobileView’s Python scripting functionality can be used to create customized functions that can be tailored to fit your firm’s workflow.
“Qube! MobileView puts the pipeline in your pocket,” said PipelineFX CEO Richard Lewis. “Rendering efficiency is business-critical and having up-to-the-minute statistics on your jobs can make all the difference when it comes to meeting deadlines and keeping projects on track.”
Maximum mobility also extends to the web browser, as MobileView can be run securely, with SSL-encryption, from any machine with Wi-Fi. A password will give users without a VPN connection access to the render farm, so if they do find themselves recalling an action item from the road, they can handle it without having to double back.
“Flexibility seems like a no-brainer when it comes to rendering,” added Lewis. “But most companies have never been able to manage this process from outside their offices. With Qube! MobileView, those days are done, and artists finally have a tool that can maximize their energy from everywhere they want to work. We are really excited about it.”
PipelineFX will be demoing Qube! MobileView, Qube! ArtistView and QBLocker at SIGGRAPH 2012 in booth #516.
Pricing and Availability Qube! MobileView is free and available for download now. This download is only accessible to PipelineFX customers on subscription, and requires Qube! versions 6.0 and greater.
About Qube! and Smart Farming
Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.