FGT3D Hero Challenge Winners Announced
We are happy to announce the winners of the Fox’s Got Talent(FGT) 3D Challenge themed on 'Hero'!
From June 22nd - September 6th, 2020(UTC+8), we received several artworks from various countries. After the selection by our jury, three artworks were picked and would be awarded. Congrats to the winners, but also to everyone who was taking part.
The best works were evaluated in the following way:
We sent the works to judges, including the caption of the works, so they could read about the hero story behind the work.
Each judge had to choose 3 works and assign them to 3 places. Points have been assigned to each place, then we added points from each judge and got the first results.
The prize covers fast and easy cloud rendering services provided by Fox Renderfarm** and a huge amount of prizes by our awesome sponsors, including TopoGun, Friendly Shade, Graswald, Raysync, ProductionCrate, Textures.com, Texturebox Patreon, Marmoset. We will contact the winners in the next few days.
Now let's see who are the winners!
Title: Heroes are everywhere
Created by Akhil Alukkaran
- Fox Renderfarm** $500 Render Coupon
- TopoGun SINGLE license x1
- Friendly Shade 1 bundle of texture maps
- Graswald ProPersonal license x1
- Raysync Large File Transfer Pro 1-year license x1
- ProductionCrate 2 years Pro membership x1
- Textures.com 1 year subscription with 2500 credits per month ($325 value) ×1
- Texturebox Patreon Membership x 3 months
- $200 Marmoset Shop Gift Card
What Akhil says:
“What makes a hero? It doesn't always have to be something great, even a small act of kindness can also be considered heroic, even if it is just a good thought it shows that there is a hero in you. Heroes are everywhere, you just have to look closer.”
What our jury says:
Fox Renderfarm** Team: “The coloring, composition, lighting, complexity, children, puppies, and storytelling reminded me of the works of Norman Rockwell.”
Graswald Team: “Great image with a great message! I love how the feeling of the city was captured with the grafiti, the trash cans and the smoke. The rain sets the mood while in the back, the sun is shining, showing there’s always hope. ”
Productioncrate Team: “Strong composition and good narrative, lovely lightning!”
Textures.com Team: “This artwork conveys the concept of what makes a hero in one of the purest forms. Great storytelling. ”
Marmoset Team: “Anyone that cares for animals is a Hero in our book!”
TopoGun Team: “Indeed, heroes are everywhere. Very nicely rendered and detailed.”
Texturebox Team: “There are thousands of good people helping who need it. Kids, men, women, they are real heroes.”
Friendly Shade Team: “Great concept! I'd change the focus more towards the person with the dogs by framing it differently, maybe cropping the upper part of the image? The environment is drawing too much of the attention the subject deserves.”
Title: Cuddly Protector
Created by Jeffrey Frias
- Fox Renderfarm** $300 Render Coupon
- TopoGun SINGLE license x1
- Friendly Shade 1 bundle of texture maps
- Graswald ProPersonal license x1
- Raysync Large File Transfer 50TB (Pay as you go edition)
- ProductionCrate 1 year Pro membership x1
- Textures.com 2500 credit pack ($110 value) ×1
- Texturebox Patreon Membership x 2 months
- $100 Marmoset Shop Gift Card
What Jeffrey says:
“Made for sweet dreams.
What our jury says:
Fox Renderfarm** Team: “In terms of storytelling, this work stimulates the audience’s imagination. The narrative lighting creates a horrible atmosphere that children can accept. The main light outside the window guides the audience to pay attention to the little bear while the lamp leads to the monster behind the door. The setting of the children’s room, the scars on the bear’s body, and the posters on the wall all need plenty of time for in-depth character story background settings. The tension built in the scene also allows the audience to have a creative imagination of the story.”
Graswald Team: “I love the idea of this image, and it was executed very well. The pose and the lighting set the mood and I love the details in the room, like the teddy bear holding the toy sword of the child. Great work! ”
TopoGun Team: “Good idea, perfect setting, the context (childhood) is where heroes are needed the most in our lives. The artist paid attention to details, lighting and most of all, composition.”
Friendly Shade Team: “Love this idea!”
Title: Hero's Journey
Created by Sathish Kumar
- Fox Renderfarm** $200 Render Coupon
- TopoGun SINGLE license x1
- Friendly Shade 1 bundle of texture maps
- Graswald ProPersonal license x1
- Raysync Large File Transfer 10TB (Pay as you go edition)
- ProductionCrate 1 year Pro membership x1
- Textures.com 1000 credit pack ($59 value) ×1
- Texturebox Patreon Membership x 1 month
- $50 Marmoset Shop Gift Card
What our jury says:
Fox Renderfarm** Team: “The psychedelic atmosphere and the grand view of the scene give the audience endless imagination in both the storytelling and character design. The composition, scene settings, and imagination are close to the level of blockbuster design. It is a masterpiece combining art and imagination.”
Graswald Team: “This piece has little context, but it captured me instantly with its tone. Displaying heroism as a journey of self-development and showing the hero so small in contrast to the huge world tells a story about what heroism really is all about.”
Productioncrate Team: “Nice subject and structure. would have liked to see more variations in the creatures and riders, their positioning seems too cloned. overall narrative and composition are strong.”
Textures.com Team: “Super polished artwork with good value structure, color palette and mood. Could easily be a keyframe for an upcoming movie.”
Texturebox Team: “It seems to loo a utopic universe. And every utopic universe needs a hero. It reminds me of avatar anime.”
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Thanks to all the participants. We really appreciate your imagination and hard work. Meanwhile, A big thank you goes to our sponsors. Finally, we’d like to thank our jury revealing FGT3D ‘Hero’ Challenge winners. Congrats to the winners again!
Who’s our next winner? We hope to see you in the next FGT3D challenge!
NOTE: FGT Art campaign keeps going. Welcome to share your artwork rendered with Fox Renderfarm and be our Month winner! For more info https://www.foxrenderfarm.com/fox-got-talent.html
The Korean version of the website is now available
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Dear Fox Renderfarm users:
We are very excited to launch our Korean language version of our Fox Renderfarm website today! You can either go to the link https://www.fox**renderfarm**.com/kr/ , or via our English website https://www.fox**renderfarm**.com/ and click ’한국어’ in the language navigation bar located in the upper right corner of the website.
We are committed to building a professional & reliable cloud rendering platform and providing safer and faster cloud rendering services to our users around the world.
Please explore our updated website. We would be grateful for any feedback.
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Fox Renderfarm will E-meet You @ Kre8tif! 2020
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This year, in addressing the challenging landscape, Kre8tif! 2020, Malaysia's definitive conference for creative changemakers, goes virtual!
As the exhibitor, Fox Renderfarm is pleased to participate in Kre8tif! again. From 7th September to 10th September, we are looking forward to e-meeting you at our virtual booth, where you can know more about our latest developments, special offers and events!
With the theme of Creativity Without Boundaries, Kre8tif! Virtual Conference 2020 offers CG participants an opportunity to extend inclusiveness and widen the networking opportunities as participants who have not had the opportunity to attend the past events will now have the chance to participate.
Speakers of Kre8tif! 2020
The Conference will feature online sharing sessions for passionate practitioners within the creative scene, as well as gathering leading minds in animation, licensing & merchandising, visual effects and digital technology.
Click here and buy the Conference Pass now, where you can also get the FREE Access for 1 day!
Together with Fox Renderfarm, inspire creativity!
Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a Film Calls for Investing in Young Girls’ Dreams
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Do you know that 1 in 3 girls in developing countries will be married before 18? Do you know that there are 12 million girls every year forced into child marriage, losing their ability to dream? It is what Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a Pakistani animated short film rendered with Fox Renderfarm, hopes to grow awareness about.
Trailer of Sitara: Let Girls Dream
Released on 8 March 2020 on Netflix, Sitara: Let Girls Dream, the CG animated short film written and directed by the two-time Academy Award-winning Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, tells the story of Pari, a 14-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a pilot while growing up in a society that doesn't allow her to dream. The short film highlights the burdens of a family and the impact of a culture where girls are still struggling to fully realize their dreams.
Fox Renderfarm is honored to get involved in this meaningful short film. During the production process, the production team encountered some challenges, especially the rendering part, while the production was running out of time. And the production team asked Ms. Doris Dong for help to choose rendering partner, who is a senior producer with 30 years of global collaboration experience on animation and game and Ms. Doris Dong finally recommended Fox Renderfarm for its mature cloud rendering technology, automated operation procedures and 24/7 professional service.
With Ms. Doris Dong’s help and Fox Renderfarm’s fast and secure cloud rendering service, the project was finally completed on time and now the film was successfully released on Netflix, which is Pakistan's first Netflix Original.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the Director of Sitara: Let Girls Dream, is the recipient of two Academy Awards and seven Emmy Awards. With Sitara, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy aims to raise awareness about the child-bride epidemic in her native Pakistan and many other countries, and calls on the global community to break down the barriers that keep girls from pursuing what they really want.
“Sitara is more than a film. It’s a movement that we want to start across the world that encourages parents to invest in their girls’ dreams freeing their daughters from the burdens of early marriage." according to the Director.
Fox Renderfarm also hopes that by watching this short film, girls around the world will be inspired to achieve their dreams, and families around the world are willing to invest in young girls’ dreams, making the world more equitable and beautiful.
How to Create a Future Alien Planet Scene in LightWave 3D
Have you imagined that in the future, humans will travel to other planets in spaceships to collect new energy?
David Aguero, the 2nd place winner of the Hum3D Space Rover 3D Competition, created such an amazing future scene in his award-winning work The harvest, which was made with LightWave 3D, Substance Painter and Affinity Photo.
The harvest © David Aguero
As he introduced, “The new season is here and the harvest begins, soldiers, not farmers, extract the Enerplant, a powerful and green energy that floods the spacecraft engines, making possible star travel. It only grows in the exoplanet B7, in a region claimed by the human alliance, is a deadly business, but very profitable, some say, the new gold fever…”
It’s pleased that your TPN-Accredited cloud render farm, Fox Renderfarm, has the chance to have an interview with David Aguero, a 3D generalist and Art Director form Argentina. He talked about how he created the cool space rover and the beautiful alien forest.
- David Aguero
- Freelance 3D Generalist & Concept Design
- From: Argentina
- ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/david_aguero
Fox Renderfarm: Hi, David! Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
David: Well, I'm 38 years old, living in Argentina, generally working as Freelance, now an Art Director for a local VFX company. Fantasy and science fiction are my favourite subjects.
Fox Renderfarm: Congratulations on winning 2nd place in the Space Rover Challenge, how do you feel about that?
David: Thanks! As an artist, winning an art challenge is a big opportunity, not only to win something but to get your work boosted to more people’s eyes, that is great.
Fox Renderfarm: What inspired you to come out with the idea of making the work ‘The Harvest’?
David: From some time I wanted to design a rover involving a "dome-like" windshield, I also love the AT-ST ( chicken leg transport from Star Wars).
AT-ST from Star Wars
Fox Renderfarm: How long did you take to finish the work?
David: I started May 22nd, and ended one day before the deadline (5 of June), so I spent 15 days ( on free time and weekends).
Fox Renderfarm: Could you tell us how you designed the space rover?
David: I tend to do some concepts in 3D, I use basic shapes to quickly find an interesting design, like sketching in paper then I start to add detail and think about the functionality in the process. You can't see in my entry, what my rover can do. If you look closely you have wheels for long distance travel, legs for complicated terrain and the main pod can detach for diving. :)
Fox Renderfarm: The amazing work has great composition and details such as the robots and colorful trees, could you tell us how you make the amazing environment?
David: I start the terrain base in world creator, then in LightWave 3D, I used a powerful instance system to populate small rocks and vegetation, the giant trees were easy to make, they are basic shapes with some 3D scan barks, I use the instance system to make the ivy, and then I use a unified material for the plant with lots of color variation, very fun to set up with the real-time renderer that LightWave has.
Fox Renderfarm: Did you meet any difficulties when creating this work? And how did you solve it?
David: The most challenging, was to make the UVs for the rover, too many parts, its takes a lot of time to do it properly, but to save time I didn't do all the UVs, I mirrored half of the rover since it wasn't to be displayed from other angles!
Detail renders of the space rover
Fox Renderfarm: Could you briefly tell us your educational and work experience along your CG journey?
David: When I was little I was fascinated with the old stop motion movies ( Ray Harryhausen), then in the 1993 Jurassic Park came out and blow my mind, ( I was 15 years old ) since then, I slowly learn what 3D was, started with the 3D studio for DOS, the use TrueSpace, 3ds Max, Maya and finally LightWave as my main 3D program now. Almost self taught, I went to a college to refine my 3D skills but at the time it was very basic, I have a degree in Multimedia designer, I learned more on the internet though.
The Last Shuttle © David Aguero
Fox Renderfarm: Do you have any recommendable learning methods to improve professional skills?
David: Yes! Before going to an expensive college or institute you can start by looking at online tutorials from the best artist out there, I learned a lot looking through the process of other artists, then, if you are serious about it, an institute can open jobs opportunities, contacts and give you some discipline for work.
Healing © David Aguero
Fox Renderfarm: Anything else you would like to share with CG enthusiasts?
David: Follow big artists, buy tutorials, interact in social networks, don't be lazy, share your work, accept critics, help others! And join challenges! They are great exercises to develop deadline skills! And more.
Fox Renderfarm will E-Meet You @ FILMART 2020
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FILMART, the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, Asia’s Largest Entertainment Market, will go virtual during 26-29 August 2020!
As Asia’s Largest cloud render farm, Fox Renderfarm is honored to exhibit at FILMART Online. And we would like to invite you to visit our virtual booth, learn more about our latest development and enjoy the online conferences and screenings. Register now and benefit from early bird rates until 6 August 2020!
Organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), FILMART has poised itself as the premium marketplace for cross-media and cross-industry platform for the entertainment business. The long-standing exhibition covers various aspects along the value chain which includes distribution, production, post-production, TV, documentary, digital entertainment, film financing, film & broadcasting equipment and also location shooting services.
As a bridge between the East and the West, FILMART features a one-stop-shop concept to host various elements of the industry under one roof.
Click here and learn more about FILMART 2020. Don’t miss the chance to connect and meet with participants from 52 countries and regions.
We are looking forward to e-meeting you in FILMART 2020!
GoCreation Program Is Online Now!
What is the GoCreation Program
Aiming to foster the development of the industry, “GoCreation Program” is willing to provide preferential prices and subsidies for CG freelancers, empowering them to create more excellent CG artworks and realize their dreams.
Please kindly note that this program only works for freelancers. And if you want to participate in this program, please click here to have a registration and get a Fox Renderfarm account first.
What Will Accredited Freelancers Get
Accredited freelancers will become our Gold Customer and enjoy 20% off for CPU rendering and 30% off for GPU rendering.
For every single recharge of $500, he/she will be rewarded with a $100 render coupon; The accumulated rewarded amount is up to $2000. The render coupon is valid for 1 year.
How to Apply
Fill in the application form.
After the application is approved, he/she will get the freelancer identity certification and enjoy exclusive offers!
Welcome to be our accredited freelancers and enjoy the discount of Gold Customer and exclusive offers. Apply Now！
Fox Renderfarm’s Industry Care Programs, including GoCreation Program, GoCloud Program and Fox’s Got Talent, provides special discounts for teachers, students, educational facilities, and freelancers in the CG industry.
If you are a student or educator, you can participate in our GoCloud Program and receive your exclusive offers. And Fox’s Got Talent welcomes artists from around the world to share your artwork rendered with Fox Renderfarm and get free render credits.
Fox Renderfarm will E-Meet You @ SIGGRAPH 2020
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The SIGGRAPH 2020 Virtual Conference begins on August 17th and registration is now open!
As the long-term partner and sponsor of SIGGRAPH, Fox Renderfarm is excited to exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2020 Virtual Conference from August 24th to 28th and we would like to invite you to the virtual exhibition and visit our Virtual Booth 739 to learn more about our latest development!
Our company-specific guest code is SHENZHEN20, which is for a free basic registration at the show – You can also use this code to upgrade your registration from Basic to Enhanced or the Ultimate registration level, and you will also receive $50 off from any other type of upgraded registration.
Click here to begin registration! Experience this year’s top advancements in computer graphics and interactive techniques from the comfort of your home or office.
Including over 80 exhibitors, exhibitor sessions and more, SIGGRAPH 2020 will give you the chance to explore the latest innovations in your field and connect with a global community of creators and thought-leaders.
Beginning 17 August, on-demand content will be available. This will allow exploration, learning, and the opportunity for participants to review presentations in advance of interactive sessions with contributors beginning 24 August. Additionally, 24–28 August will include other various “can’t miss” scheduled sessions. For the convenience of participants, on-demand content will continue to be available for viewing through 27 October.
To check out all the details of SIGGRAPH 2020 by visiting the website and be sure to e-visit us at SIGGRAPH 2020: https://s2020.siggraph.org/.
We are looking forward to e-meeting you at SIGGRAPH 2020!
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
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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.
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