Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival
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The SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival is open for submissions! There's only a month left!
As the long-term partner of SIGGRAPH Asia, Fox Renderfarm is committed to providing more opportunities for CG artists to show their talents, so now we invite creators from around the world to submit their projects and showcase the world’s most innovative and exciting computer animation.
This coming 17 - 20 November, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival will convene in Daegu, South Korea, to celebrate the vibrant, diverse, and inspiring world of computer animation. From short films to scientific visualizations to AI-enhanced deepfakes, this year’s festival promises its most expansive and compelling program ever.
An international jury of top computer animation experts will judge the best works entered in each category; from that pool of top picks, they’ll hand out three prestigious 2020 awards: Best Student Project, Jury Special, and Best in Show. In addition, the judges will select between 30-40 (or more) “best of the best” works from across the submission pool, to be curated into the two “stars” of the festival: the always spectacular Electronic Theater and Animation Theater screenings.
Each year, both the Electronic Theater and Animation Theater never fail to dazzle and delight conference audiences eager to sit back and enjoy an entertaining and thought-provoking sample of the world’s best CG animation.
If it’s animated, and a computer was used at some part of its production, we want to see it! Join the festivities and honor the best in CG animation -- submit your latest projects in any of the following categories:
Computer Animated Shorts: Includes character animation, narrative works, experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, new-media format.
Animated Feature Films: Selections and/or montages of computer animation created for animated feature films.
Music Videos: Commissioned and/or independent works that use any combination of computer animation, digital effects, and live-action to illustrate, enhance, and/or complement a musical creation.
TV and Web Commercials: Advertisements created entirely or partially with computer animation and/or digital effects. This category also includes promotional spots, broadcast bumpers and graphics, and public service announcements.
Visualizations and Simulations: Computer animations created to explain, analyze, or visualize information for applications including scientific research, architecture, engineering, systems simulations, education, and documentary projects.
Visual Effects for Films and TV Programs: Selections and/or montages of visual effects created for live-action films and/or for television programs.
Real-Time Animation: Game, web, and mobile animations that are rendered in the same amount of time that it takes to play them back. Real-time technology demos are also encouraged! Real-time technology demos should be submitted to Real-Time Live!
Others: Computer Animations that do not fit in any of the above categories.
Make sure you remember that all submissions must be received by 31 July, 2020, 23:59 UTC/GMT.
Please share the news with classmates, team members, and colleagues - SACAF 2020 wants to see their work too!
Click here for more information, including how to submit, submission rules and requirements, and an FAQ.
Aiming to promote the CG industry, Fox Renderfarm provides fast and secure render farm service for CG Artists all over the world to empower them to focus more on creation.
Stay safe, keep creating, Fox Renderfarm hopes to see you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival this coming November!
E-Meet Fox Renderfarm @ Annecy 2020 Online
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Annecy 2020 Online, is ON! Fox Renderfarm is so excited to participate in the festival and looking forward to e-meeting you from June 15th to 30th.
We would like to invite you to our virtual stand V.043 and talk live with us via the live chat. Please schedule a meeting with us!
- Global Agent Contact: Gordon Shaw | Email: gordon@fox**renderfarm**.com
- BD Manager Contact: William Zhao | Email: williamzhao@fox**renderfarm**.com
- Business Contact: Rex Peng | Email: rexpeng@fox**renderfarm**.com
- Business Contact: Leo Zhu | Email: leo@fox**renderfarm**.com
Fox Renderfarm stand: https://www.annecy.org/network/my-network/attendees/company:44576
This year is the 60th anniversary of The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, one of the four international animated film festivals in the world. And it’s also the first online version for the Annecy Festival and its Market, the Mifa.
This gathering of professionals and enthusiasts of animation cinema makes Annecy the world meeting point for moving images. For the 2020 edition, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival offers unprecedented access to its content. Whether you are passionate about animation, amateurs, professionals or the general public, from 15th to 30th June, take advantage of the Annecy 2020 Online Festival offer to enjoy animation’s best. All the content is united on a dedicated platform so you can watch it all from your own home and at whatever time you wish!
This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the Festival and enjoy the best of animation at home. Fox Renderfarm hope you could enjoy the festival and e-meet us @ virtual stand V.043.
RAYVISION Was Authorized by IBM to Be the Reseller of Aspera
Aspera's software moves the world’s data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. At the heart of our solutions is our patented FASP® transport technology – a breakthrough transfer protocol that leverages existing WAN infrastructure and commodity hardware to achieve speeds that are up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP. Supporting deployments on premise or on the public, private and hybrid cloud platforms, and covering a wide range of server, desktop and mobile operating systems, Aspera software delivers end-to-end security, 100% reliability and exceptional bandwidth control. On December 29th, RAYVISION was authorized by IBM to be the reseller of Aspera.
RAYVISION Established Cooperative Relationship with Redshift
RAYVISION established a cooperative relationship with Redshift development team. Redshift is the world’s first render engine fully based on GPU computing. RAYVISION got the permit from Redshift to provide GPU rendering service and to be an agent to sell Redshift renderer.
RAYVISION Was Applicable to RenderMan
RenderMan is widely used in producing top-level moving images because of its extremely high quality and speed. It’s an essential rendering solution used in high level fields such as animation and film VFX. And besides the Pixar and Disney, many other famous production companies such as ILM and Sony are also using the RenderMan as one of the final solutions for rendering. On December 9th, RAYVISION was applicable to RenderMan.
RAYVISION Proudly Became a Sponsor of Evermotion Annual Challenge
Founded in 1998, Evermotion is a famous 3D model resource network in global CG industry. Evermotion creates and develops products that help CG artists with their 3d visualizations by speeding up their workflow and increasing their quality of output. As one of the world’s leading cloud render farms , RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm) sponsored so many world-class challenges. This time, RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm**) proudly became a sponsor of Evermotion annual challenge.
“Baahubali - The Beginning” Become Indian’s Top-Grossing Movie
As 2015 India’s top budget film, the historical Indian epic blockbuster “Baahubali - The Beginning” become Indian’s top-grossing movie. This movie was directed by renowned Indian director S.S. Rajamouli, co-starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati. Baahubali's CGI visual effects were collaborated with a local company Makuta VFX. RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm) was tasked with the responsibility of rendering the movie. RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm) as rendering expert and probably one of the world’s largest render farms are eager to work with any production houses to produce top quality special effects as well as animations.
RAYVISION Cooperated with the World’s Fastest Supercomputer Tianhe-2
Tianhe-2 developed by the National University of Defense Technology is the fastest supercomputer in the world. A group of computer scientists and engineers who twice a year release the "Top500" list of fastest supercomputers measured the Tianhe-2 at 33.9 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second). That's nearly twice as fast as the Titan, which was relegated to the second spot on the list. RAYVISION partners with Tianhe-2 National Supercomputing Center in GuangZhou to provide better cloud rendering service.
RAYVISION Sponsored Shandong University “Visual Computing Summer School” Talents Cultivation
Shandong University Visual Computing Summer School was opened on July 20th, 2015 in Qindao, Shandong, sponsored by RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm**) and other companies. More than 20 world-famous Visual Computing experts were invited to give lectures on general theory and development of Visual Computing, which can be compared with the SIGGRAPH Conference. Baoquan Chen, the president of SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, acted as the principal of the Visual Computing Summer School. Michael Liang, the president of RAYVISION, delivered a speech at the conference and gave his best wishes to the attendees.
“Monkey King: Hero Is Back” Became a Myth in the Chinese Animation History
In the era that Chinese animations are easy to become box office flop, the animated film rendered by RAYVISION survived and become a hit. As a backstage hero of Oscar Best Animated Short Film “Mr. Hublot”, RAYVISION rendered abundant magnificent Chinese Animation, such as “Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn”, “The Legend of Qin”, “10,000 Years Later”, “Robb Rabbit”, “Three Pigs and the Lamp”. “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” is the most outstanding animated film that becomes a massive hit and a myth in the history of Chinese Animation.
Mili Pictures Partners with RAYVISION Inc. to Make World-class Movies
During Shanghai International Film Festival, Mili Pictures held a press conference announcing Mili Pictures officially teamed up with RAYVISION to form a strategic partnership. In the future 3 years, Mili Pictures will partner with RAYVISION to make 12 world-class movies to enter the international market.
RAYVISION Developed “Drag-and-Drop” Render Submission
RAYVISION’s highly praised Renderbus cloud render farm released a new generation of rendering platform. Instead of traditional web submission method, it was improved to “Drag-and-Drop” submission. You can get thousands of computing nodes from RAYVISION with only one second, and through API you can easily and seamlessly connect with present work environment pipeline, which realized fully-automated rendering.
RAYVISION Established Coopreative Relationship with Chaosgroup V-ray
Chaosgroup is the developer of famous V-ray renderer. They have a large number of users in China. In 2011, RAYVISION has become V-ray’s official authorized render farm. This time, RAYVISION and Chaosgroup reached a long-term cooperation agreement.
Aliyun Partners with RAYVISION Inc. to Provide Global Visualization Cloud Computing Services
On April 28th, 2015, Simon Hu, president of Aliyun Computing Co., LTD and Michael Liang, president of RAYVISION Inc., held a press conference in Alibaba’s Hangzhou headquarter announcing Aliyun officially teamed up with RAYVISION to form a global strategic partnership to provide global visual cloud computing services. Many honorable guests attended the press conference and gave praised speeches such as Michael Liang, the president of RAYVISION Inc., Zhang Qiang, the CEO of Alibaba Pictures Group Limited, Mr. Laurent Witz, the director of “Mr. Hublot” who won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Nickson Fong, the winner of lifetime Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Awards in 2013 as well as representatives from famous VFX and animation studios.
“Uncover Mystery of Oscar” Movie Seminar Was Held in Beijing Film Academy
“Uncover Mystery of Oscar” Movie seminar was held in Beijing Film Academy on April 24th, 2015. It was jointly organized by Beijing Film Academy, China Film Industry Research Institute and RAYVISION. Many experts in entertainment industry attended this seminar. Laurent Witz (the director of Mr. Hublot) and Nickson Fong (Oscar winner for Technical Achievement) uncovered mystery of Oscar and discussed the creation of Oscar works from director’s perspective and movie technology.
RAYVISION’s Input Storage Was Upgraded to SSD Storage
RAYVISION’s storage server was upgraded to expensive SSD storage, with which there is no pressure for RAYVISION’s rendering platform, even if hundreds of thousands of machines are rendering a huge amount of files at the same time. It completely solved the problem of network io rendering storage, improved rendering efficiency further, and reduced the probability of frame lost.
RAYVISION Cooperated with CGTrader to Sponsor Their CG Challenges
CGTrader is the highest growing, hippest and happening 3D model market on the Internet. It’s 230,000+ model library will serve all of your needs. Human faces, medical equipment, interior details, stylized characters and more are available. As for now, RAYVISION (Fox Renderfarm**) has sponsored 6 CGTrader Challenges: 3D SciFi Challenge, CG Flora & Fauna Challenge, CG Game Characters Challenge, First Model Challenge, Science/Medical Challenge and CG Wildlife Challenge.
Michael Liang, the President of RAYVISION Inc. Was Invited to Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
The 23th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival was held in Lanzhou province, China, from September 24th to 27th in 2014. Reputed as China's top film gala, the annual China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival has the longest history and greatest influence. It launches a series of cultural activities every year, including the appraisal of awards, the exhibition of Chinese and foreign new films, the academic seminars, the film trade fair, international cultural exchanges and entertainment performances. The festival is best known for its focus on academic fields, the extensive participation of the masses, and the unfixed host city. Michael Liang, the President of RAYVISION Inc. was invited to Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival and delivered a speech on the China Film Industry Development & Financial Investment Summit Forum.
“The Legend of Qin” Start a Trend of Chinese Animation
“The Legend of Qin” produced by Sparkly Key Animation Studio is a motivated 3D animated film. The animation was adapted from a Taiwanese novel. Since its creation, it has attracted so many young Chinese audiences. RAYVISION provide the cloud render service for this animation. It takes 8 months with over 6000 scenes and 300 to 400 machines.
“Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn” Won the Best Animated Visual Creativity Award
Adapted from a popular online game, “Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn” was released on July 31st, 2014. This animated film was directed by Song Yuefeng, rendered by RAYVISION, and produced by Mili Pictures and NASDAQ:GAME. The story and plot were designed by Bill Borden. It is a big-budget animated film with the features of epic, fantasy, adventure and war. “Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn” won the Best Animated Visual Creativity Award in Canadian International Film Festival.
RAYVISION Sponsors CG Talents Cultivation Activity
In order to educate and discover talent in CG industry, RAYVISION sponsors CG talents cultivation activity of SILKROAD EDU. RAYVISION provides coupons and cloud render farm courses for the outstanding students. Besides, RAYVISION’s cloud render technical team for 86th Oscar Best Animated Short Film will deliver lectures to these students face to face, and introduce the world’s most advanced cloud render farm technology to the future CG talents.
Malaysian Flick “Ribbit” to Premiere at Niagara Fest
Malaysian Flick “Ribbit” to Premiere at Niagara Fest. The rendering part of this cartoon movie has been done by FoxRenderfarm** which belongs to RAYVISION Inc. Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is taking place June 19-22, showcasing a hand-picked selection of films around the world. One of the premieres that will be featured at the event is the global debut of Malaysian animated film “Ribbit” from KRU International’s Kartun Studios. “Ribbit” won the Best Family Film Award at NIFF.
“Mr. Hublot” Won the 86th Oscar Best Animated Short Film Award
“Mr. Hublot” is a Luxembourg/France co-produced 11 min animated film won the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Produced, written and directed by Mr. Laurent Witz and co-directed by Alexandre Espigares. Designed by sculptor Stephane Halleux, the story is set in a realistic world that is a combination of steam punk and a bizarre futuristic world. As “Mr. Hublot” rendering partner behind the scenes, RAYVISION (FoxRenderfarm**) participated in the whole rendering process.
RAYVISION Offers Its Clients a Variety of Pricing Options Along With a Free Trial
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The cloud rendering services previously known as Fox Renderfarm, have rebranded themselves as RayVision. They now offer their clients a variety of suitable and affordable pricing options along with a free trial.
Their pricing system has been called “remarkably accurate” by clients, and studios find it easier to trust them with their graphics because never charge for unsuccessful jobs. The website itself has a “Calculate Your Cost” section, which allows clients to calculate their prices by entering their rendering time per frame, the number of frames and the unit price. This transparency in pricing has made it easier for them to build a reputation and ensure a good customer base.
Their pricing is divided into three categories to make the whole process easier for the clients. A VIP customer is charged $0.57 per node, per hour. Gold customers are charged $1.03 per hour, and ordinary customers are charged $1.36 per hour. The company personally claims that its charge is accurate up to seconds. Furthermore, for rendering film class projects; it offers further discounts, the details of which are available on the website.
Image and video rendering projects generally require a high level of accuracy, and the quality expectations of the client are also quite high. Ray Vision aims to address this concern by allowing the clients to assess their services through a free trial. This makes it much easier for the clients to understand if their expectations will be met.
A spokesperson for the company was reported to have said, “Our company has an exceptionally client-centric approach. We view each of our customers as individuals and we make sure that their expectations are met. We understand that they are the most important part of our business and make sure that they are satisfied, in terms of price, quality and customer services.”
About the Company:
Ray Vision was formed in 2010, and was the first company to offer a cloud rendering services platform to customers. In fact, the company is known to have pioneered “self-service cloud rendering”. The internet technology company specializes in cluster rendering, parallel computing technology, and provides the computing services needed for cloud rendering . Some of the company’s reputable customers include DreamWorks, SKG, Magic, and American Industrial Light.
RAYVISION Provides 24 Hour Support for Their Clients
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Having developed smart processes for specialized service flow and customized rendering solutions, RayVision has invested in all the functions and systems of cloud rendering which makes things smooth and easy for the clients. Additionally, RayVision now provides 24-hour support for its clients to help and guide them through all the processes of rendering.
RayVision’s service team comprises of experienced individuals in computer-generated imagery and graphics. The team members come from different parts of the globe, converging to the vision of providing high-end cloud rendering services through a highly reliable CG rendering platform.
Support engineers of the Fox Renderfarm provide round the clock assistance to customers through the Skype Dialogue. Companies and businesses that are new to RayVision can also go through their Introductory Video Tutorial to get the basic idea about the various processes involved. Moreover, tutorial videos are also provided to everyone regarding the two rendering methods used by RayVision: Web rendering and client submission rendering.
RayVision processes more than 20 million+ celluloid film frames each year with vast support of software and cloud rendering platforms. An employee commented, “Our team pays a lot of attention to understanding the requirements of various projects that we get. Our processes ensure that we know exactly what our clients want. Our hard work is reflected by our success stories: Mr. Hublot, a short 3D animated film that we rendered and provided our technical expertise for; won the Best Animated Short Film award at 2014 Oscars. Apart from that, the highest grossing Bollywood film, Krrish 3 was taken up as a great challenge by our team.”
An official representative of RayVision further explained, “Amalgamating CG graphics in animations or films is not an easy task. It requires good communication across all channels and especially when it comes to rendering, clients want to make sure at every step that the product will meet their expectations. Therefore, it became necessary to make our customer support team readily available at all times for our clients.”
About the Company:
Ray Vision was formed in 2010 and was the first company to offer a cloud rendering platform to customers. In fact, the company is known to have pioneered “self-service cloud rendering ”. The internet technology company specializes in cluster rendering, parallel computing technology, and provides the computing services needed for cloud rendering. Some of the company’s reputable customers include DreamWorks, SKG, Magic, and American Industrial Light.
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NEW BRAND, NEW COMMITMENT. RAYVISION-Our New Branding for FoxRenderfarm
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As you know, in today’s dynamic markets, not many things stay the same and, sometimes, it’s essential to make changes in order to continue to progress. Well, we have done just that!
In the spirit of innovation, we are proud to announce that we have changed our name to “Rayvision” from “Fox Renderfarm”.
New brand name, but same key commitments to our clients!
We may have changed our name but we haven’t changed our philosophy of always giving our best to our clients, which we have been doing for over 6 years, nor have we changed our powerful, cloud rendering team.
We pride ourselves on having some of the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies in the markets we serve and will continue to be at the leading edge of our businesses.
We still have clients in 35+ countries, 1000+ projects and over 18,000 satisfied clients, and plan to maintain the kind of company where everyone knows everyone's name, where employees are talented and loyal, and our clients are happy with us.
With this name change, we are renewing our long-term commitment to all things Rayvision. Each one of us will be dedicated to improving Rayvision, extending the company’s reach, and expanding its capabilities plus, importantly, making sure our Rayvision clients continue to be treated like royalty!
So…, same outlook, same commitments and skill sets, but new name:
Rayvision – proud to serve you.
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