Google Cloud and Sony Pictures Imageworks have developed OpenCue, an open source, high-performance render manager for the visual effects and animation industry.
Leveraging the Cloud’s scalability and security, OpenCue provides studios with the tools required to adapt to increasingly fast-paced global production schedules.
According to Google Cloud: “Managing the sequence in which shots are rendered is an essential part of any post-production pipeline. To solve this problem, Google Cloud has worked with Sony Pictures Imageworks to help open source their own internal queuing system, Cue 3.”
Cue 3 was renamed OpenCue and is now available as open source software. The source code, executables and documentation are currently available.