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Siggraph Baby!

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Come see us at Siggraph!  Enter to WIN a FREE Year of RENDERING!  We are launching Cool New Technology & Sweet New Pricing


Stop by and see us at Intel’s Media Lounge, Room 201-B (upstairs) and catch a demo of our new LaunchPad application and Throttle resource management.

Launchpad!
Once installed, LaunchPad allows artists to tap into the power of cloud rendering with one click-and-submit step. Accessed directly from within the menu of Autodesk® Maya®, 3ds Max®, or Maxon Cinema 4D, LaunchPad will automatically check, package up and submit a render job (or series of jobs) to the Render Rocket cloud. This helps artists launch render jobs faster, and removes the risk of render failures by ensuring that all elements of the scene file, all references and networks paths, are correct. Once submitted, artists can monitor their submitted renders from within the application in order to see which jobs are launched and rendering.  LaunchPad will be available for Windows and Mac.

Throttle!
Render Rocket’s Throttle puts customers in the pilot’s seat with the ability to control render resources working on their project and the ability to manage their project costs and render delivery. With Throttle, users can now scale up or down the number of servers working on their renders on-the-fly in order to meet their deadlines and budgets.  For high performance “need it yesterday” jobs, users can “throttle up” to hundreds of servers; or for projects where cost management is critical, users can “throttle down” the number of servers for significant cost savings. In addition, users can prioritize their render jobs using drag-and-drop functionality in order to best use their resources.

Pricing! Starting on September 1, 2013, Render Rocket will also charge by the number of renders nodes per hour rather than by cores per hour. Each individual render node will cost $1-$4/hour, representing a 35% decrease versus current pricing.  Loyalty discounts will now apply for studios that use Render Rocket’s services often to further reduce render costs. This lower cost combined with the increase in control with Throttle provides a far better experience and return on investment to artists, producers and studios who are working in fast-paced environments with constantly shifting priorities. Read the full story!


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More Chances to Win FREE RENDERING!
Can’t make it to Siggraph in 2013 – that’s ok? You get a contest too!  Simply purchase any pre-paid render package from July 11thto July 31st and you will be entered into our contest for 6 Months of Free Rendering!

We hope to see you at Siggraph!

New technical innovations and pricing model greatly reduce costs and bottlenecks in the render process for individual artists and studios

LOS ANGELES – July 17, 2013 Render Rocket LLC, an advanced cloud-based rendering services company, today announced that it will showcase two new innovations at this year’s Siggraph — a new, open source cloud-rendering application called Render Rocket LaunchPad and a new cloud resource management tool called Render Rocket Throttle — as well as a new pricing model. Render Rocket will be presenting all three at the Intel Studio Lounge (Room 201B, off the show floor) at Siggraph 2013.

Once installed, LaunchPad allows artists to tap into the power of cloud rendering with one click-and-submit step. Accessed directly from within the menu of Autodesk® Maya®, 3ds Max®, or Maxon Cinema 4D, LaunchPad will automatically check, package up and submit a render job (or series of jobs) to the Render Rocket cloud. This helps artists launch render jobs faster, and removes the risk of render failures by ensuring that all elements of the scene file, all references and networks paths, are correct. Once submitted, artists can monitor their submitted renders from within the application in order to see which jobs are launched and rendering.  LaunchPad will be available for Windows and Mac.

“Our users just want renders to work. With LaunchPad, we’ve managed to take the very complex process of cloud rendering and make it as easy as one-click from within their favorite 3D application. We’ve also made our LaunchPad plugin open source, so our power users can customize it to align with their workflow,” said Ruben Perez, CEO of Render Rocket.

In addition, Render Rocket’s Throttle puts customers in the pilot’s seat with the ability to control render resources working on their project and the ability to manage their project costs and render delivery. With Throttle, users can now scale up or down the number of servers working on their renders on-the-fly in order to meet their deadlines and budgets.  For high performance “need it yesterday” jobs, users can “throttle up” to hundreds of servers; or for projects where cost management is critical, users can “throttle down” the number of servers for significant cost savings.  In addition, users can prioritize their render jobs using drag-and-drop functionality in order to best use their resources.

Starting on September 1, 2013, Render Rocket will also charge by the number of renders nodes per hour rather than by cores per hour. Each individual render node will cost $1-$4/hour, representing a 35% decrease versus current pricing.  Loyalty discounts will now apply for studios that use Render Rocket’s services often to further reduce render costs. This lower cost combined with the increase in control with Throttle provides a far better experience and return on investment to artists, producers and studios who are working in fast-paced environments with constantly shifting priorities.

“Render Rocket has always been known for its great customer service, but we always knew there was more to be done. These innovations bring the customer experience to a completely new level,” said Ruben Perez, CEO of Render Rocket. “Customers will now have more confidence in their render jobs, better control of their job priorities and costs, and more peace of mind overall.”

Render Rocket will debut the two new innovations at this year’s Siggraph in the Intel Studio Lounge (Room 201B off the show floor). Both LaunchPad and Throttle are expected to launch in early Fall.

About Render Rocket

Render Rocket began selling remote rendering services to the media and entertainment industry in 2005 with a vision to deliver professional-level rendering power on-demand to any 2D and 3D production team, regardless of its size or location. Today Render Rocket is the leading cloud-based rendering solutions company and offers it’s services to film, post production, visual effects, broadcast, universities, industrial design, automotive, architecture, game cinematics, and graphic design companies. It counts among its numerous customers companies such as Nike, Nokia, Superfad, Nickelodeon, Sony Imageworks, Lockheed Martin, THQ, The Antfarm, Picture Mill, NYU, Columbia University and Engine Room. For more information, visit www.renderrocket.com or email contact@renderrocket.com.

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DripsBlack! a refreshing new force in Florida’s design community is in our Spotlight this month! Render Rocket at Siggraph, Get your Free Tickets, Win a year of FREE RENDERING and much more!

July Newsletter

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*Be sure to check out our latest news, cool stuff and ways to save! Keep tuned to our BlogFacebook and Twitter for updates.”

Dripsblack is a refreshing new force in Jacksonville, Florida’s design community. Serving the many needs of the advertising, broadcast and entertainment industries, Dripsblack offers versatile, clever and creative animations and motion graphics – and they are in the Rocket Spotlight this month!

Concerned about the need to render 3D scenes that exceeded the company’s internal capability, Bill Waller, Director at Dripsblack, turned to Render Rockets cloud-based rendering service for additional processing power. Here’s what he had to say about Render Rocket’s service in a recent blog post he wrote - http://www.dripsblack.com/content/blog/render-rocket

Render Rocket was thrilled to sponsor Dripsblacks animation video, which was featured during the 2013 Citrus Cell Animation Film Festival, in exchange for use of the Render Rocket render farm. Check out images from this project below:

If you would like to know more about their services, visit http://www.dripsblack.com/. If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact sales@renderrocket.com for more info. To test out the Render Rocket service, head over to http://www.renderrocket.com/mc/signup.

Wishing all of you Rocketeer’s  a safe and wonderful Independence Day! If you happen to be rendering over the Holiday – we have got you covered! Our support team is available from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Pacific Time) to assist you with your render project and technical questions.

Happy Independence Day from Render Rocket!

For any technical issues or questions, be sure and use your support team who is on hand 7 days a week and can be reached at:

Email: Support@renderrocket.com

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