This year’s SIGGRAPH confab has been a busy period for Splutterfish, a leading high-end 3D rendering software solutions provider. It recently announced a new strategic partnership with San Francisco and Hollywood-based vfx and animation company, The Orphanage. The partnership aims to strengthen the efficiency of Splutterfish’s Brazil Rendering System as a large-scale production tool and to expand its compatibility with a variety of 3D software packages, including Maya’s Alias software.
Under the agreement, The Orphanage (Hellboy, The Day After Tomorrow), which has adopted Brazil as its primary rendering solution, will offers its extensive production and technical expertise along with studio resources to the Splutterfish development team. As a result, Splutterfish has moved part of its key engineering team to The Orphanage’s San Francisco facility to work closely with its software developers.
"We’ve always believed that high-end vfx is a renderer’s greatest challenge," says Scott Kirvan, CEO of Splutterfish. "In meeting this challenge, Splutterfish is committed to giving control to the artist via truly intgegrated, multi-platform solutions and to creating the highest quality imagery with fast, reliable and easy-to-use CG tools."
Splutterfish also announced that it has entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Robert McNeel and Associates (developers and publishers of software tools) to integrate Brazil 2.0 rendering engine into McNeel’s popular Rhino design and modeling solution. This agreement proposes to leverage the expertise of two software leaders to extend the value of the rendering solution to customers in design areas including industrial, marine, jewelry design, graphics, mult-imedia and CAD/CAM. For more information about these new deals, visit www.splutterfish.com and www.rhino3d.com.