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AWS M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles – Presentations available on-demand

If you missed our M&E Cloud Symposium on July 31, 2018, session recordings are now available for viewing. PRESENTATIONS Opening: State of Media and What’s New from AWS Ben Masek (Global M&E BD Lead, AWS) Usman Shakeel (Global M&E Tech Lead, AWS) Chris Kuthan (M&E Solutions BD, AWS) AWS M&E subject matter experts present AWS’s […]

AWS at SIGGRAPH 2018

By Colin Cupp, AWS Thinkbox Product Marketing Manager SIGGRAPH is the premier event for computer graphics artists and professionals, drawing more than 16,000 attendees from around the world. With a schedule of rotating destination cities, this year’s event will be held in Vancouver, BC August 12-16. In years past AWS subsidiaries have exhibited at SIGGRAPH […]

Territory Studio / life at work: A visualization of the data in content creation

Guest post by Helena Corvin-Swahn, Territory Studio A motion graphics and vfx specialist, Territory’s team of artists and designers rely on an ever-evolving relationship with technology to realise their creative work. In 2016, AWS Thinkbox Deadline was implemented to efficiently manage the increase in rendering requirements as the studio scaled. With an opportunity to create […]

AWS M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles – agenda and registration

Presentations have now been published for download. Details and agenda below: Date: July 31 Time: 10:30am-5pm Location: Skirball Cultural Center (parking is limited. Recommend ride sharing) Registration now closed AGENDA Keynote: Enhancing the Viewer Experience with Machine Learning: GrayMeta and the Sky News “Royal Wedding: Who’s Who App” Josh Wiggins (Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta) With the […]

Transferring asset files, caching, and storage-to-render on AWS

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 from AWS. Fortunately, customers can accomplish this job […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the right Amazon EC2 Instance types for rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 2)

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 size fits all? I’d love to be able to end […]

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

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 your Spot Fleet requests. You’ve chosen the software to render […]

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 […]