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AWS M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles – Agenda and Registration

Registration is now open to join AWS’s M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles. Details and agenda below: Date: July 31 Time: 10:30am-5pm Location: Skirball Cultural Center (parking is limited. Recommend ride sharing) Register here (space is limited) AGENDA Keynote: Enhancing the Viewer Experience with Machine Learning: GrayMeta and the Sky News “Royal Wedding: Who’s Who App” […]

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Transferring Asset Files, Caching, and Storage-to-Render on AWS

Post by Conrad Wiebe, Software Development Manager, AWS Thinkbox INTRODUCTION One of the many goals of Deadline 10 is to ensure that customers can render on AWS as easily as possible. An essential part of moving to a hybrid or fully AWS-based rendering workflow is dealing with transferring asset files to AWS, and downloading resulting renders […]

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Rendering with AWS Portal in Thinkbox Deadline

Post by Bryson Ding, AWS INTRODUCTION The new AWS Portal feature in Deadline 10 supports many content creation applications, including Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Arnold. This feature allows you to use the distributed computing power of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to optimize your Maya/Arnold workflow, and in this post, we will outline the necessary steps […]

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Utilizing Dynamic Licensing in Thinkbox Deadline (Version Deadline 10 or later)

Guest post by Ryan Russell, Manager, Software Development, AWS Thinkbox  INTRODUCTION Prior to Thinkbox Deadline 10, a render node could be configured to use either Usage Based Licensing (UBL) or traditional floating licenses. While this gave you full control over how your render nodes were licensed, it wasn’t exactly the most flexible system when you […]

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Choosing the Right Amazon EC2 Instance Types for Rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 2)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Previously, I published a post detailing the differences between the Amazon EC2 instance types available on AWS. This time, I’m not going to focus on the differences between the instance types. Instead, I focus on how to pick the right instance type for you. One […]

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Choosing the right Amazon EC2 instance types for rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 1)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Thinkbox Deadline 10 introduced the AWS Portal Panel, which helps you scale up your render farm with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. You can get started with AWS Portal by following the instructions at AWS Portal Setup. After you’ve launched your infrastructure, you’re ready to start […]

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Scripps Networks Interactive goes full cloud with Thinkbox Deadline and AWS

Scripps Networks Interactive (recently acquired by Discovery, Inc.) is the leading developer of lifestyle content across TV, digital, and emerging platforms. With brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel under the Scripps umbrella, it collectively engages more than 190 million consumers each month. Based in Knoxville, TN, the company’s Design and […]

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