Render your crowds on the Cloud
Pixar announced today the availability of their new cloud rendering service called "RenderMan® On Demand™." (see their press release). Developed in collaboration with pioneering cloud services provider GreenButton, this service is now available on Microsoft's Windows® Azure with Linux availability following later in 2012.
The good news is that, as we were lucky enough to beta-test it, Golaem Crowd is readily available with this service! See our complete use case showing how easy and powerful it is.
Quoted in Pixar's press release, Nicolas Chaverou, Golaem Crowd Product Manager, confirms how convenient and powerful RenderMan® On Demand™ is: "Working within a tight deadline has always been difficult especially when rendering animation at the very last minute. In spite of the time difference, the process was very straightforward, asset upload and distribution on the Cloud, and 54 minutes of Cloud Rendering later it was in a wrap instead of the 20 days it would have otherwise required. Magic! In addition, GreenButton provided great support including feedback about improving our pipeline."