FuseFX: Our journey to the cloud

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FuseFX Case Study

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FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects studio specializing in visual effects for episodic television, film, commercials, games, and special venues. They needed additional computing resources for production, leaning on QF2 on AWS to help them expand their workloads to the cloud. (PDF, 8 pages)


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“We saved ourselves. That’s actual proof that the solution works. There’s no possible way I could install 1,000 machines in our network here. I don’t have the power or cooling to support them. We were able to make the decision, and in less than 1 hour be rendering on 1,000 machines. After the jobs finished, we simply terminated the instances. When I think about how easy it was, it still doesn’t sound real.”
Jason Fotter - Co-founder and CTO

The FuseFX case study provides a real example of file-based workflows using public cloud infrastrcture and standard protocols. (No special drivers or dummy files required.) Read the full story:

  • Why the Cloud?
  • The First Steps
  • Enter QF2
  • The Test of the Tick
  • The Pipeline
  • Lessons Learned
  • Final Words

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Interview with Jason Fotter of FuseFX

We speak with FuseFX cofounder and CTO Jason Fotter about how they use QF2 on AWS for their VFX workflows in our web series "Get Off My Couch"


FuseFX: Our Journey to the Cloud case study (PDF, 8 pages)

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