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Rendering high-definition graphics is a time and resource-intensive task that can be cost prohibitive and limit creativity. Running graphics applications in a Windows HPC Server 2008 environment can help designers and production companies iterate on concepts more efficiently and speed time to market.
Glukoza Production was able to render animations for their high-definition, full-length film 25 percent faster, making it possible for them to save $200,000 in production costs and release their movie four months sooner.
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.
Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects. This means RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects. RenderMan Pro Server fully supports 64-bit Windows Vista® desktop and 64-bit Windows HPC Server 2008, increasing the choice of render-farm pipeline configurations available to Pixar customers. With RenderMan Pro Server and Windows HPC Server 2008, customers can turn virtually any server or artist desktop into a rendering machine.
Autodesk® Maya® 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and visual effects software offers artists an end-to-end creative workflow. Autodesk Maya 2010 software is the first release to unify the Autodesk® Maya® Complete 2009 and Autodesk® Maya® Unlimited 2009 feature sets, advanced matchmoving capabilities, and high dynamic range compositing into a single affordable package*. Also included for a complete CG workflow are 5 additional mental ray® for Maya batch** rendering nodes and the Autodesk® Backburner™† network render queue manager.
Create stunning 3D in less time with Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. This full-featured 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution is used to produce top-selling games and award-winning film and video content. It’s a tool of choice for quickly generating realistic characters, seamless CG effects, jaw-dropping games, and top-quality film and television content. Enhanced toolsets enable you to create your 3D environment the way you want, manage complex scenes, and take advantage of improved software interoperability and pipeline-integration support.