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SAVINGS

We want to save money, we want to save time. Because we want to make more animation with fewer efforts.

INNOVATION

We want to be prepared for the next software to come that provides new advantages, without changing all our tools and pipelines.

MULTI SITE

We want talented people to work on our project, no matter where they are located…

PRIVACY

… we don’t want information to go out of control

LEGALITY

We want to stay legal, paying a fair price for the software we use, avoiding users bringing non-compliant software

EASY MINDED

We want all this to be easy. Easy to use, easy to collaborate, easy to control

Simple animation is the first cloud based, virtual, animation studio.

Up until now, any conventional animation studio needed solutions for/to fix certain basic needs in order to set up a production. These included:

  • Data management (storage)
  • Workstations or VDI with GRID technology
  • Software Licenses (Autodesk, Adobe, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Production Management (shotgun integrated)
  • Human Resources

Simple animation is the solution hay will revolutionize the way in which a producer will launch their new animation project.

Thanks to it’s simple and intuitive interface, simple allows its users to create a virtual studio which is completely based on the cloud. The user will be able to define the number of workstations, storage, software (number of licenses) as well as assign rolls and permission within the production manager (Shotgun) using a pay per use plan in terms of time. The user pays depending on the amount of time used in order to maintain flexibility and the ability/possibility to be adaptable in every aspect of the production.

Simple animation users will no longer need to worry / can forget about managing the selection and purchasing the latest generation hardware as well as renting software licenses, managing storage space, programming backups and controlling complex IT systems. Simple offers a homogeneous animation studio which is completely legal, secure and scalable.

Its architecture, which is based on the cloud, enables users to access the platform from anywhere in the world. This allows artists to work from remote locations without having to download anything in order to work on their projects.

If you are an artist, welcome to your new virtual studio where you will be able to work on as many different productions as you need.

You will no longer need to install software to your desktop or download anything as you will now have access to the legal, fully licensed and perfectly installed software you choose. The software will be ready for you to use on múltiple projects as well as with different pipelines without taking into account the different versions of software or hardware requirements of each project since Simple automatically adapts to the requirements of each production.

Changing from project to project will be as easy as changing your t-shirt.

CLOUD BASED VIRTUAL ANIMATION STUDIO

Each studio has a principal site where the central services are managed. What stops a studio es the principal site, for another one it’s a VDI access site, inside the virtual studio cloud.

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WHERE YOU CAN USE THE SERVICE

Since Simple Animation is a solution developed as a global platform cloud-based that will provide a delocalized service and with a marked character of scalability, currently it has deployed an infrastructure of Data Centers around the world that will provide a huge scope of coverage being located in major cities in different continents such as Madrid and Frankfurt (Europe), Dallas (USA), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Tokyo (Japan) and Melbourne (Australia).

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WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM SIMPLE

Mainly to any that entity or freelance of 3D animation sector (animation films, infoarquitecture, advertising, graphic design, multimedia production, etc.) that for the performance of their work need.

Hardware with High Graphic Capacity and specific animation software.

Animation Freelancers and Animation Studios.

SO POWERFUL BUT SIMPLE

THE CLOUD

Open the server resources that you need wherever you like.
IBM Bluemix is the global cloud platform we have chosen to use at Simple animation.
Bluemix gives us the advantages and assurance we need in terms of security, warranty, scalability as well as the experience and training that a big company like IBM possesses.

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THE HARDWARE

Simple Animation bases its strategy on the use of the latest hardware technologies of the market. To this end, different alliances have been and will be reached with leading manufacturers in the industry.

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THE PIPELINE

The pipeline is the name we give to the group of rules, tools, automatisms that make life easier to artists, producers, TDs, etc. when they are working in a production.

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

ANIMATION STUDIO

Rent your own animation studio on the cloud with all its redundant systems and a robust architecture without the need for expensive investments in hardware, software and IT staff. Scalable and flexible, you pay only for what you use for the the amount of time that you use t (with regard to the renting of licenses, workstations, backup storage and systems as well as production management in terms of data packages (Pipeline) and in terms of task management and validation (Shotgun).

VDI SERVICES

You will always have one of the latest generation workstations at arm’s length without the need to invest in any hardware. It adapts the characteristics of your workstation to the needs of your project at all times.

STORAGE

Your data will be in the best hands, backedup and accessible to any member of your team.
You will be able to manage each user’s permissions and adapt the size of the storage to meet your needs without the risk of losing data or unauthorized access.

RENDER SERVICE

Having render nodes available in a working environment and adapted to your pipeline only for the period of time and at the power you need is the answer to any animation studio’s dreams. Having control of the render nodes even in those moments where higher power is need and keeping complete control of the render queue is possible.

THE COMPANY

Summus Render S.L., is one of the world’s leading render farms specializing in animated film and special effects.

Since its founding, SummuS has specialized in the field of animation and special effects, serving animated feature films winners of several Goya Awards – The Adventures of Tadeo Jones (2012) and Futbolín (2013) – as well as others such as Capture The Flag (2015), Ozzy (2016), Final Fantasy XV (2016) and Animal Crackers (2017).

Among other activities, SummuS Render, through its Summa3D animation contest, actively supports the sector in Spain by participating in the rendering of animated short films, including “Blue & Malone, Detectives Imaginarios” (2013, nominated for A Goya), Just the Beggining (2015) or La Noria (2017) among others.

SummuS Render has its own Data Processing Center (DPC), which allows it to adapt to their customers’ internal processes. Its Data Center has been awarded prizes such as the national Data Center Market 2013 award, and the prestigious international Innovation in the MicroData Center award 2014 by Datacenter Dynamics, thanks to its Data Center’s efficient design.

SummuS Render has launched under the brand name renderfarm.com, the first lowcost tool cloud-based for small producers and independent professionals, making it the first lowcost farm in the world.

Simple Partners

IBM

Bluemix™ is the latest cloud offering from IBM®. It enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS). Bluemix delivers enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with your cloud applications without you needing to know how to install or configure them. This article gives a high-level description of Cloud Foundry and Bluemix and outlines the features and services that were part of the open beta of Bluemix, which make it a compelling PaaS in the market today.

TECHDATA

Tech Data Corporation is an American multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Tech Data provides a broad range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology manufacturers and resellers, such as Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec and VMware, to deploy IT solutions.

AUTODESK

Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment division creates software for visual effects, color grading, and editing as well as animation, game development, and design visualization.[3ds Max and Maya are both 3D animation software used in film visual effects and game development.

VMWARE

VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services.
VMware’s desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system

Contact

Keep In Touch

Tel.: (+34) 91-7311585

SummuS Render S.L.
Calle Albasanz 14 BIS, 2ºH
28037 – Madrid – España

info@simpleanimation.com