Studio in the cloud helps creative studios scale their productivity
At SIGGRAPH 2019, booth #1203, AWS Thinkbox will highlight a complete studio in the cloud workflow, including rendering, virtual workstation, and storage solutions that help creative studios iterate faster and take on more projects. Cloud rendering allows studios to increase productivity since visual effects artists spend less time waiting for renders and more time creating and perfecting content. Using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Spot Instances, studios can achieve near-limitless rendering scale at up to 90 percent cost savings compared to On-Demand pricing, and pay only for resources used.
AWS Thinkbox studio in the cloud solutions encompass the full digital content creation pipeline. By leveraging virtual workstations running on Amazon EC2 G3 or G4 instances, studios can enlist artists based in almost any location on a short- or long-term basis, broadening the possible pool of talent beyond local geography and removing physical workstation considerations. Artists work securely using a streaming application of their choice and the studio’s existing licensing for their preferred content creation tools, with content stored securely using Amazon S3 or Amazon S3 Glacier.
“Studio in the cloud with AWS is designed to give content creators the flexibility and resource access to build and scale easily, allowing them to work faster, take on more or larger projects, and ultimately deliver high caliber work,” said Chris Bond, Founder, Thinkbox Software, and Director of Product Management, EC2.
During SIGGRAPH 2019, AWS Thinkbox will also present a full day of cloud-focused sessions on Wednesday, July 31 in room 303B at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The day will feature a keynote from AWS Thinkbox Principal Product Manager Will McDonald, who was recently named to the Governing Board of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), and presentations and moderated panels with VFX industry leaders from Milk Visual Effects, Nice Shoes, Rocket Science VFX, and Shotgun, among others.
AWS Thinkbox has connected visual effects and animation studios with cloud-based render resources for several years through its Deadline render management software. Now deeply integrated with AWS, Thinkbox has combined its media and entertainment industry expertise and the vast, global resources of AWS to provide creative studios with unmatched scalability and flexibility to run virtual workstations, rendering, and storage workloads.
Details and event schedule can be found here: www.awsthinkbox.com/siggraph-2019
To see AWS Thinkbox solutions in action at SIGGRAPH 2019, visit the AWS booth #1203. Studios interested in more information can reach the AWS Thinkbox team directly at [email protected].
For more information, visit www.awsthinkbox.com/ or follow @thinkboxsoft on Twitter.
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