PipelineFX, a global leader in render farm software technology, used in leading visual effects and animation and 3D studios worldwide, this week announced Qube! 6.8.
The latest render farm management software for both Mac and Windows, with iOS apps for anywhere access, expands on the capabilities of this leading tool with the new ArtistView user interface, bringing job submissions, simpler configuration process work across a new tabbed navigation UI.
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, inquires from Qube! customers like Mackevision, BaseFX 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,” says 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.”
Top features in version 6.8 include:
- Centralized Preferences — a new easy-to-use admin interface, lets users set job submission defaults across their studio or for specific groups and users
- New platform support — Qube! 6.8 adds support for Windows 8, Windows 10 and 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.
Pricing and Availability
Customers currently on maintenance and support can download version 6.8 immediately from PipelineFX FTP site. Monthly subscription licenses are $15/month. Dedicated licensing options like Qube! Designer (best for Design and Broadcast) and Qube! Unlimited (best for VFX and education) are also available.
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