Author Topic: FooPets Virtual Pets Creator Selects Qube! for Render Management  (Read 4547 times)


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FooMojo uses PipelineFX?s robust render management system to create and manage visual effects for the world?s most realistic virtual pets

Honolulu, HI ? March 3, 2009 ? PipelineFX, makers of Qube!? software, the leading render farm management software for film and post production, game development, and digital media education around the world, today announced that FooMojo, creator of FooPets virtual puppies and kittens, has deployed Qube! to support its comprehensive render management requirements. Qube! provides FooMojo with a complete render management system including an application programming interface (API), development tools and cross platform support.

?Because FooMojo generates pre-rendered, interactive content, we needed a robust render management system that could support significantly higher shot counts than a typical visual effects house might produce on any given day,? said David Behrens, computer graphics supervisor, at FooMojo. ?With Qube!, we have bolstered our pipeline so any artist, engineer or manager can easily and reliably navigate our assets, perform tasks and generate content throughout our farm.?

Qube! was originally designed to render the incredibly complex animated classic movie ?Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.?  Created by hundreds of artists on a network of thousands of machines, ?Final Fantasy? required a next-generation render pipeline. Qube! was created to efficiently manage renders from many applications across multiple operating systems and provided artists the ability to submit and manage their own jobs.

?FooMojo is setting a new standard for virtual pets, with their amazingly lifelike 'FooPets,'? said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. ?Like many of our gaming and interactive customers, FooMojo is exploiting the possibilities of offline pre-rendering and distributed processing, to provide the most compelling interactive experience possible, and we're delighted to be working with them.?

FooMojo is the creator of FooPets, the world?s most realistic and emotionally engaging virtual pets. The 3D puppy and kitten FooPets are "real" in nearly every sense and are fun for pet lovers of all ages. FooPets play, learn tricks, develop personalities, and especially need lots of love and affection from their owners. Many different breeds of puppies and kittens are now available for adoption on different locations across the Internet. FooPets can be adopted on Facebook, MySpace, the Web Site and on iPhone and iPod Touch, with more locations coming soon. Please visit the Web site for additional information, detailed pricing and adoption instructions.


About Qube! and PipelineFX:  Qube!? is the leading render farm management system for film production, visual effects, game development and digital media education. Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications like Autodesk? 3ds Max?, Autodesk Maya?, NUKE?, SOFTIMAGE?|XSI?, Shake?, Adobe? AfterEffects?, Pixar?s RenderMan?, Eyeon? Digital Fusion? and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven?, database driven and operates in Linux?, Windows? and Mac OS?X environments. PipelineFX, with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA and Vancouver, B.C. was founded in 2002. Qube! is used by world-class film and game studios and post houses including South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Digital Domain, Laika Studios, Rainmaker Animation, Starz Entertainment, Imagi, Reel FX, and Attitude Studio. Qube! is used by schools around the world including the School of Visual Arts in N.Y., Goebelins School in Paris, FIT, Carleton School of Architecture, Full Sail, the University of Advancing Technology, Pratt Institute, the University of Hawaii-Academy for Creative Media, and Harvard?s Graduate School of Design.  For more information, please contact Richard Lewis, VP of Sales of PipelineFX:, Phone: 808-685-7823, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 509, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, USA. Also visit
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