Author Topic: SOFTIMAGE Signs Global Distribution Agreement with PipelineFX  (Read 2206 times)

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MONTR?AL, Qu?bec, April 23, 2008 ? Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today 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 3rd 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.?


Availability:
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:  http://www.softimage.com/buy/.


About Softimage Co.
Softimage Co., a part of Avid Technology, Inc., develops intuitive, production proven tools that free 3D artists to create the world?s most compelling characters in the film, broadcast, post-production and games industries. Its flagship product, SOFTIMAGE|XSI is the most complete and intuitive character animation solution available. Easily integrated into any CG production pipeline, XSI software enables 3D artists to create the most lifelike character performances. SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT is the first commercial toolset that accelerates facial animation that empowers 3D artists to create, refine and repurpose high-quality, lifelike facial animation in less time than traditional solutions. For more information about Softimage, please visit www.softimage.com.

About Avid Technology, Inc. Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals ? as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid?, Digidesign?, M-Audio?, Pinnacle Systems?, Sibelius?, Softimage? and Sundance Digital?. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid?s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar? statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid? Film Composer? system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company?s Oscar, Grammy? and Emmy? award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.

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Contact:  Kevin G. Clark, Softimage, Co., 514-840-0343, kevin_clark@softimage.com