Author Topic: Smoke and Mirrors Deploys Qube!for Next-Generation Render Pipeline  (Read 2051 times)


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Honolulu, HI ? August 5, 2008 ? PipelineFX, makers of Qube!? software, the leading render farm management software for film production, game development, and digital media education around the world, today announced that London-based Smoke and Mirrors has purchased Qube! as their facilities' render manager to streamline their next-generation facility pipeline.

Smoke and Mirrors is a leading design, animation and VFX studio with offices in London and New York. Committed to providing the highest quality work utilizing the latest in technology and systems, Smoke and Mirrors has developed a high-throughput yet easy to manage production render pipeline based on Qube!.

?We were looking for a solution to a complex workflow for several years until we found Qube!," said Bernie Doyle, Head of Engineering at Smoke and Mirrors. "Working closely with the development team at PipelineFX we were able to test and deploy an integrated render pipeline to manage everything from Nuke to Maya to Mental Ray. The support, response and technical expertise has been terrific. They really understand the needs of a high-end post production facility. Qube! will be our worldwide render management platform going forward.?

?We are excited to be working with a premier studio like Smoke and Mirrors? said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. ?Qube! allows Smoke and Mirrors to easily customize their workflow, chaining jobs together for the fastest possible turnaround - critical in the extremely demanding and fast-paced Post and VFX market.  They can also use Qube!'s integrated MySQL database to analyze their throughput, across the facility, further refining their ability to competitively deliver the highest possible quality.?

About Smoke and Mirrors:   Founded by Creative Director Sean Broughton, CEO Penny Verbe and CTO Mark Wildig lead the New York and London-based design, animation and VFX studio Smoke & Mirrors. It has been synonymous with creativity, originality, and innovation since its inception. Smoke & Mirrors has always succeeded because of its collaborative approach, building strong creative relationships with directors, producers, agencies and clients alike. Each office fully is networked together with complementary systems allowing the facilities to share resources, expanding local capacity. Close involvement with manufacturers and developers has kept Smoke & Mirrors at the forefront of technology and on all levels. Smoke & Mirrors diverse range of projects include: feature films from ranging from Harry Potter to James Bond, award winning commercials, music videos and television. For more information, please contact or phone +44 (0) 20 74681000. Also visit