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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.8

Render farm management software adds job submission capabilities and new interface to ArtistView GUI.

LOS ANGELES -- PipelineFX has released Qube! 6.8, the latest update to the leading render farm management software for visual effects. Qube! 6.8 expands the capabilities of ArtistView bringing job submissions, a simpler configuration process and tabbed navigation into a new user interface.

ArtistView was designed to streamline WranglerView, so artists only have to focus on creative elements like queue control, project updates, and render previews. After debuting in 2012 to much acclaim, inquiries from Qube! customers like Mackevision, Base FX and Method Studios suggested that their artists could use a few more tools. Qube! 6.8 kick starts that process by taking submission elements from WranglerView and presenting them in a way that speaks to the workflow needs of top studios.

“This development will be the first step in replacing WranglerView as Qube!’s default UI,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “Besides being what most of our customers want, the advantage of ArtistView is that it allows us to build in new features quickly, all while keeping up with the trend of showing data visually. The faster you see it, the faster you can act on it.”

Other New Qube! 6.8 Features: 

  • Centralized Preferences – a new easy-to-use admin interface, lets users set job submission defaults across their studio or for specifics groups and users. 
  • New Platform Support – Qube! 6.8 adds support for Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X El Capitan, and CentOS versions 6.7, 7.0 and 7.1.
  • Harmony 12 Support – Toon Boom Animation’s Harmony 12 has been fully integrated with Qube! including standalone submissions of Harmony jobs when users are using version 12.2 or greater.
  • VRED Sequencer Support – An updated submission UI joins support for Autodesk VRED 2016 jobs on Mac and Linux.

Customers currently on maintenance and support can download version 6.8 immediately from the PipelineFX ftp site. Monthly subscription licenses are $15/mo. Dedicated licensing options like Qube! Designer (best for Design and Broadcast) and Qube! Unlimited (best for VFX and Education) are also available.

Source: PipelineFX

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.