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Softimage - PipelineFX Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with PipelineFX, makers of Qube! software, the leading render farm management software for film production, game development, and digital media education around the world.

Pursuant to the agreement, Softimage plans to sell PipelineFX's Qube! rendering solutions and consulting services to Softimage customers. Qube!, the flagship render management solution from PipelineFX, supports all of the SOFTIMAGE|XSI-compliant renderers, from the integrated mental ray renderer to recently supported third party solutions like V-Ray and 3Delight.

Using the Qube! render manager, SOFTIMAGE|XSI users can distribute and manage their rendering and remote processing jobs seamlessly, and across multiple OS platforms.

"The relationship between Softimage and PipelineFX will offer 3D animation artists and technical directors an expedited solution between SOFTIMAGE|XSI professional 3D software and Qube! render farm management," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "SOFTIMAGE|XSI software is used worldwide in motion pictures, music videos, commercials and many popular PC and console games."

"The agreement with PipelineFX allows Softimage to deliver to our customers a complete robust solution from content creation -- to rendering out to the final frame," said Marc Stevens, general manager of Softimage and vice president of Avid Technology. "Qube! combined with the powerful rendering solutions in SOFTIMAGE|XSI will provide the throughput and stability to deliver increasingly complex and immersive entertainment experiences on time and on budget."

Softimage plans to offer PipelineFX products and services through its reseller channel in Q2 2008. For more information, contact a local Softimage reseller. To locate an authorized Softimage reseller, visit: www.softimage.com/buy/.

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