Progeniq Technology Powers Accel Animation’s Visual Effects for the movie “The Flying Machine“
At the 42nd International Film Festival of India, it was revealed that VFX scenes in the movie were rendered up to 8x faster with Progeniq RenderBoost accelerator technology.
Nov 23rd, 2011 - Chennai India / Singapore – Accel Animation recently completed Visual Effects work for the movie “The Flying Machine” with Oscar winning producer Hugh Welchman. At the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Accel and Progeniq revealed that VFX scenes in the movie were rendered with Progeniq RenderBoost™ accelerator technology. This allowed Accel to complete production on-time, achieving significant cost savings and operational efficiency in the process.
Accel engaged Progeniq to optimize their renderfarm use for the complex VFX shots in this project. The Progeniq team worked with Accel’s VFX supervisors to leverage use of hardware accelerators for the most compute-intensive renders. Render time per frame was reduced from over 60min to 7min. Operational costs of the studio were slashed significantly through use of the hybrid accelerated renderfarm. This was orders of magnitude more energy efficient compared to expanding the number of CPU-only servers, to achieve the same level of compute capacity.
“Progeniq’s RenderBoost solution solved some of our most time-consuming rendering tasks in the most cost-effective way possible. We would not have been able to do this with CPU-only render farms without blowing over our budget on servers, electricity, and cooling costs.” said Muralidharan Sankaralingam, CTO of Accel Animation.
“We’re delighted that our clients are realizing significant operational efficiency and cost-savings. Our technology has proven its value in full-resolution rendering of movie production scenes. And our novel business model allows us to work with our clients to deploy hardware accelerators in a dynamic manner on-site as their usage requirements increase and decrease, fully aligning both our interests to complete the render job in the fastest and most cost-effective way possible,” said Darran Nathan, CEO of Progeniq.
About Progeniq Pte Ltd - www.progeniq.com
Progeniq is a leader in accelerated high performance computing (HPC) solutions for various industries. The company has established relationships with leading VFX studios and rendering software providers, and is backed by the Singapore investment funds BAF Spectrum Pte Ltd (www.bafspectrum.com), SPRING SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd (www.spring.gov.sg) and Estonia-based Ambient Sound Investments (www.asi.ee). The company is headquartered in Singapore.
About Accel Animation - www.accelanimation.com
Accel Animation Studios is a leading animation studio in India that provides 2D, 3D animation, visual effects and gaming services for media companies worldwide. It is a division of Chennai-based technology and services company, Accel Transmatic Limited (Bombay Stock Exchange: 517494).
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