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Rainmaker Selects Qube! for Global Render Farm Management

Rainmaker Animation & Visual Effects has chosen Qube! from PipelineFX as its render farm management system for both the Vancouver and U.K. studios.

After careful consideration of queue managers on the market, our decision on Qube! was an easy one, said Ronald Knol, IT supervisor at Rainmaker. PipelineFX's support is outstanding and Qube! is a mature, stable and extremely scalable product. Qube! supports all our applications and platforms, and will allow us to manage our remote locations, simplifying IT and render wrangler tasks.

With the recent acquisition of Mainframe Ent., Rainmaker is now Canadas largest animation and visual effects company, said Troy Brooks, ceo of PipelineFX. With Qube!s unique client-server architecture and licensing model, Rainmaker is able to share licenses across time zones and really maximize their rendering assets. We are excited to have Rainmaker join us as our latest customer.

Qube! is the leading enterprise-class render farm management system for game development and film production. Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by 24 x 7 technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, mental ray, NUKE, RenderMan, SOFTIMAGE|XSI and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven, and operates in Linux, Windows XP, 2000 and 2003 and Mac OSX environments.

Rainmaker LP (www.rainmaker.com), headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, is an award-winning visual effects, 3D animation and post-production company with a 27-year history of technical excellence and outstanding service in feature films, television, games and commercials. Rainmaker LP recently opened a new facility in London, Rainmaker Animation and Visual Effects UK Ltd. (Rainmaker UK) which offers cutting edge visual effects and 3D animation in that market. Rainmaker's Vancouver facility continues to provide a wide array of post production services ranging from traditional film developing to the very latest in digital image processing, visual effects and computer-generated animation.

PipelineFX (www.pipelinefx.com), with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, was founded in 2002 and markets Qube! to the 3D animation, visual effects, video and game industries. Qube! is used by world-class studios around the world, including South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Buena Vista Games, DKP, Reel FX, Guava Graphics, Radical Ent. and Pratt Institute.

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