DUX Soft is also the first company in India to provide complete end-to-end Infrastructure Management Services to Animation, VFX, and Gaming studios. DUX Soft’s IMS services can also be tailored to multiple verticals.
DUX Soft’s core team has in-depth knowledge of the industry in terms of setting up studios and successfully running them. This knowledge and proven skills enables DUX Soft to solve problems on the ground before they escalate, thereby, saving customers time and money, while enabling them to have the combined expertise of DUX Soft at a low packaged price. DUX Soft’s IMS customers are protected against attrition and have ensured business
continuity that enables them to concentrate on their core competencies. DUX Soft IMS packages include:
- On-Site and Off-Site Engineers
a. Senior Engineers with domain knowledge of over eight years
b. Junior Engineers with domain knowledge of over three years
- 24 x 7 Support and Monitoring
- Web-based client log-in
- Ticket tracking, logging and resolution
- On-the-ground problem identification and resolution
- Vendor management on warranties and repairs
- Data Center installation and maintenance
- Support for expansion planning and implementation
- Work Station maintenance, installation and updates
- IT pipe-line maintenance
DUX Soft’s Value Added Services
DUX Soft has brought together an exceptional team to help studios from concept design, to implementation, to expansion, to optimization. The DUX Soft team has over twelve years of experience in setting up and managing most major studios in India and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.
DUX Soft utilizes its domain knowledge of many years combined with exceptional IT skill sets to deliver the following value added services:
- Data Center and Studio – Design and Implementation
- Network and Storage – Design and Implementation
- IT and Animation Pipeline – Design and Implementation
- Pipeline Migration – from Windows to Linux or vice-versa
- Vendor Management – Procurement and Maintenance
- Technical Know-How – Domain specific consulting
- Scene File Optimization – Training, Guidelines, and File Optimization
- Color Calibration and Testing
- Production Centric Training
- Application Customization and Custom App Development
As one of its unique offerings, DUX Soft has launched India’s first fully automated Remote Render Facility for Animation, VFX, Game rendering, as well as, for High Performance Computing, Architectural Walk-thru, Geological Data Computing and Oil and Natural Gas Data Computing. This first-of-its-kind facility is deployed on their unique grid-based SPARX™ Platform and can be accessed from www.RenderArm.com.
The render farm tools include –
Sun Grid Engine based Render Farms
Pixar PRMan (Renderman)
Altair PBS Pro
SPARX is an innovative web-based application that utilizes a grid-based architecture that allows users to log-in to their accounts remotely, submit job files, monitor job progress, and control billing. SPARX and the DUX RRF supports both Linux and Windows along with most leading industry software such as Maya, 3DS MAX, etc and can be configured to work with any render software. Together, SPARX and DUX RRF deliver exceptional value when it
comes to budgeting project costs, managing resources, dead-lines, spill-over, and as a permanent extension of client studio’s processes. Clients have reported over 60% efficiency using DUX RRF vs. their own facilities.
Recently, SPARX won the PCQuest Best IT Implementation oF The Year 2008 as well. Click here to read more about it.
All work at DUX Soft’s RRF is measured in GHz Hrs, i.e. number of processing power used times the number of hours, which gives the time taken to render a file. The DUX RRF can be utilized both on an “on demand” model (starting at Rs. 18 per GHz Hrs), as well as, on a dedicated unlimited rendering and/or shared rendering basis (starting at Rs. 25,000 per month). Using www.renderarm.com, animators can reserve and send their work to a remotely located
render farm equipped with massive supercomputing power. This state-of-the art grid based solution offers a tremendous benefit to those businesses that find it difficult to justify large scale investments in servers and related expenses. It also helps to manage additional unplanned workloads, obtain more capacity, free tied-up resources, or meet tight deadlines during crunch time.
Easily accessible 24x7 via a Web browser, www.renderarm.com’s interface aptly titled SPARX™ equips users with full control over file transfers, scene analysis, job submission, render monitoring and billing. SPARX™ not only provides a user-friendly explorer like interface with pull down menus to select such things as rendering software, scenes and frames, but it also offers appropriate software licensing. With www.renderarm.com’s interactive, selfservice
solution, customers can actually see scenes as they’re being rendered, and can even preview thumbnails. It also offers the ability to change scenes dynamically, saving them the time and effort involved in uploading scene files separately that can be hundreds of megabytes.
With advanced render management tools based on industry-leading, popular rendering software such as Maya, Mentalray, the solution is enabling DUX Soft customers to:
- Reduce or eliminate costly hardware purchases or rentals.
- Avoid having to manage customer support, insufficient floor space, network configuration and installation, and software licensing
- Manage rendering expenses and future requirements with cost- and resource-estimating tools
- Pay only for render time and power utilized
- Enhance rendering processes to boost production - rendering scenes in the time it takes to render a single frame, for example, which often equates into reducing processing time by nearly 95 percent
- Extend and link existing in-house rendering resources with a remote animation pipeline
- Focus on creating animation, instead of managing rendering hardware
DUX Soft’s Software Development team has extensive skills in
_ Core Java
_ J2EE – JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere
_ Java Scripting
_ AJAX (Asynchronous Java scripting And XML)
_ MS SQL
_ HTML, XHTML
_ Java Scripting
The senior team at DUX Soft includes Krishna Prasad (CTO), who is a Bachelor in Electronics and a veteran of 14+ years in the IT space. He started his IT career as a Systems engineer with a leading corporate. Driven by his passion for the industry he explored new possibilities in the Global market space and chose the Media and Entertainment industry to become his playground. Since, then KP has designed and implemented India’s major studios and has been bestowed with numerous accolades and awards”. Indivar Nair is VP, RenderArm and HPC. Amir Shahinsha is the Head of Pipeline Technology and Burny is the Head of Rendering.
DUX Soft now aims to bring about a revolution in India’s Animation and Visual Effects Industry by providing breakthrough solutions in design, deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructure. With the Remote Render Facility they aim to bring cost & substantial operational benefits to customers through lower cost of ownership”.
As DUX is leaving its indelible footprint across the M&E Industry, Microsoft has joined hands with DUX in providing solutions to this Industry. As a mark of its belief in the partnership, Microsoft has chosen DUX as the principal HPC solution provider i.e. Windows Cluster Compute Server (WCCS) and Windows HPC 2008 in the M&E space. DUX on its part has bagged the biggest WCCS deployment till date in the M&E space. DUX helps studios not to invest more on capex as WCCS ends up saving costs on 64-Bit upgradation and reduces the need for additional hardware purchases.To know more go to : CLICK HERE
As an ending note Amit Srivastava quoted “Our future plans include wide expansion in India as well as into US and South East Asia primarily under infra design and management. DUX Soft also has plans on addressing the larger HPC space such as crash analysis, architectural walk-through, oil and gas, and geological verticals by bringing cost effective solutions that provide direct benefits to the core processes in the target industries.”
THE DUX SOFT TEAM AT THE LAUNCH OF AITF: (Standing Row) Prabha Chettiar, Vibhu Srivastava, Ashish Chatterjee, Nishita Kothari, V Srinivasan, Jyoti Kumar, Indivar Nair, T. Subramanian, M.B.Bibin (Sitting Row) Aamir Shahinsha, Krishna Prasad, Amit Srivastva, T.N. Bharanidharan, T. Sathyanarayan, P.S. Anantharaman
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