AppUpdates: Introducing the maxTD Toolbox
Staff Writer By: SchelleFire
MaxTD released Aug. 9 its new Rigging Toolbox on for Modo at the bargain price of $69 US.
The Rigging Toolbox is a collection of tools designed to assist artists in the often complex or tedious tasks of creating a rig for an asset. These tools were designed with non-riggers in mind (as in, they had to be really easy to use), but experienced users will also find them of great benefit.
Get it at maxtd.net.
Thinkbox's Deadline streamlines compute management for Global VFX Pipeline
Pixomondo securely manages its on-premises compute resources across branches and keeps its rendering pipeline running 24/7 using Thinkbox's Deadline. After standardizing on Deadline in 2010, Pixomondo has continued to deepen its use of the software, identifying and implementing tactics for improved efficiencies with each new version release.
In recent months, Pixomondo has increasingly been computing workstation tasks on its render farm via Deadline, and has moved publishing to Deadline as well. "By offloading more to Deadline, we're able to accelerate production. Our artists don't have to wait for publishes to finish before they move onto the next task, and that's really something. Deadline's security is top-notch, which is extremely important for us given the secretive nature of some of our projects," shared Pixomondo Global Head of Pipeline Sebastian Kral.
Pixomondo's more than 400 digital artists are productive around the clock taking advantage of alternating time zones at facilities around the world, and Deadline is constantly in use. Nearly every rendering decision at the studio is made with Deadline in mind, as it presents rendering metrics in an intuitive way that allows the team to more accurately estimate project turnaround.