QF2 for VFX Rendering

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QF2 for VFX Rendering

QF2 for VFX Rendering

Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and in the public cloud. QF2 handles large and small files with equal efficiency and can scale to billions of files. Its performance, cost, real-time visibility and simplicity make it an ideal solution for VFX studios. (2 pages, PDF)

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With critical high-profile projects, you want to know exactly what you’re going to be leaning on for successful delivery. When the La La Land project came around it was make or break, and we were never down for a moment. QF2 is our rock, allowing us to focus on the visual effects with absolute confidence the data is safe.
Tim LeDoux, Founder/VFX Supervisor
Crafty Apes

VFX Rendering Workflow

Here is a simple example of a rendering workflow that shows QF2 as the central file storage system. QF2 is used both by the artists and the rendering farm.

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The artists can continue to work as the rendering farm accesses QF2. The queue management software may be an off-the-shelf package or something written by the studio. It manages the rendering farm

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Crafty Apes Case Study

Crafty Apes is a powerhouse in 2D Compositing, but even it was pushed in creating the 8,000+ frame opening sequence for the hit film La La Land. Fortunately, the studio knew it could rely on QF2—and more importantly, the company behind it—to move mountains of data in order to deliver.

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VFX Rendering on premise and in the cloud

Learn how VFX studios meet their deadlines and create showstopping special effects with QF2.

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