LIVE 3D PIPELINE BETWEEN CINEMA 4D AND ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

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First Step in Recently Announced Strategic Alliance Results in Streamlined Workflow and Improved Functionality for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists with  a Live 3D Pipeline Between CINEMA 4D and ADOBE After Effects.

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The recently revealed next release of Adobe’s industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.

Editors’ Note: See related Adobe sneak peeks: adobe.com/go/nab_reveal

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CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D’s multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D’s Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.

“This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future,” says Harald Egel, MAXON’s co-founder and CEO.

CINEMA 4D Lite: Also included in the next version of After Effects is a taste of CINEMA 4D’s powerful workflow and toolset. This limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s functionality. Since CINEMA 4D Lite launches directly from within After Effects, the availability of a full 3D application is expected to have a significant impact for artists interested in or already incorporating 3D into their After Effects workflow.

“Now more than ever, our users have been asking for 3D capabilities in After Effects to enhance their motion graphics and/or visual effects projects,” says Steve Forde, senior product manager for After Effects at Adobe. “CINEMA 4D is a ‘go-to’ application for 3D motion graphics. That’s why we have chosen to work closely with MAXON to provide digital artists a fully integrated 3D pipeline that allows them to spend more time to create compelling, rich media,” he adds.

What Artists Are Saying Artists and other industry professionals who have beta tested the new After Effects release, which includes CINEMA 4D Lite, have raved about the new integration. “Now, instead of waiting for a 3D render to come out of CINEMA 4D, I can drop that CINEMA 4D file into After Effects and start to composite, color correct and add all those extra things that I do in After Effects directly on top of my 3D project,” says Nick Campbell (aka Greyscalegorilla). “The ability to have CINEMA 4D inside After Effects speeds up the whole workflow like crazy. If there’s a change, I don’t have to go back and re-render my 3D scene. I can go back to my CINEMA 4D file, make the changes, and it’s updated right away in After Effects. I think that’s huge.”

 

iSCSI Storage

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In computing the term iSCSI  is an abbreviation of Internet Small Computer System Interface, it is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities.

By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances. iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet and can enable location-independent data storage and retrieval. The protocol allows clients (called initiators) to send SCSI commands (CDBs) to SCSI storage devices (targets) on remote servers. It is a Storage Area Network(SAN) protocol, allowing organizations to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts (such as database and web servers) with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Unlike traditional Fibre Channel, which requires special-purpose cabling, iSCSI can be run over long distances using existing network infrastructure.

Synology Inc provides a large range of Networked attached Storage (NAS) devices that can provide  low cost solutions for home use all the way up to large scale 100TB + high speed  enterprise solutions.

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Synology DS3611xs – Ultra high performance NAS Storage for large business from Smarttec eStore

Massive high performance NAS storage

 

Ultra-High Performance and Data Availability

With Link Aggregation, Synology DS3611xs delivers the high performance of over 1000 MB/sec throughput and 100,000 IOPS under RAID 5 configuration1. In addition to the default 4 Gigabit ports, dual 10GbE are supported with the add-on PCI Express x8 Gen2 Network Interface Card to maximize the system bandwidth. The network ports with failover support combining with hot-swappable drives will ensure continual service uptime during drives replacement or unexpected LAN failure.

The ECC RAM module on DS3611xs will detect and correct errors that occur during data transmission. Supporting up to 8GB ECC RAM, DS3611xs provides secure data protection and ultra-high performance to meet the need of large scale businesses for a strong foundation to face mission-critical tasks.

Robust Scalability Up to 100 TB

Synology DS3611xs is also designed to grow with your business and provides the ability to seamlessly expand a single volume up to 100TB on the fly. When the storage capacity of DS3611xs is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded with Synology DX12113. It is connected to DS3611xs via an Infiniband cable that carries 12 Gb/s SATA signal to ensure maximum throughput.

Management of the large storage space on DS3611xs is simple and flexible. Multiple Volumes on RAID allows users to create more than one volume on a RAID structure, providing a flexible and efficient way to manage the storage across all hard drives. When the need for more space arises, the volume could be easily expanded without any service disruption.

Unified-Architecture and Virtualization Ready

Synology DS3611xs runs on the novel operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which integrates file-level and block-level storage in one unified storage system. Comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP and NFS) assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

iSCSI is also supported as the ideal alternative to SAN solution for business. Affordable and cost-effective iSCSI allows large scale business to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks. With the iSCSI support, DS3611xs provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.

Thin Provisioning is available for file-level iSCSI, enabling administrators to oversubscribe provision and then grow storage space as needed in safety. With Thin Provisioning, users are able to maximize the storage utilization to reduce the total cost of ownership for the storage system.

Complete Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Synology DS3611xs offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across the network. Integrating easily into a current network structure and compatible with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux systems, DS3611xs provides the entire office data redundancy and protection. PC Users can back up their data to DS3611xs using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine® integration. A backup wizard is also provided for backing up data in DS3611xs to another DiskStation, expansion unit or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission. Furthering options, the wizard also makes it easy to back up to the cloud via Amazon® S3.

Shared Folder Sync is also available in DSM as a solution for disaster recovery. With Shared Folder Sync, DS3611xs is able to replicate data to another DiskStation within the Intranet or across the Internet, helps to reduce the risk of business interruption.

Rich Business Applications

Windows ADS integration allows Synology DS3611xs to quickly and easily fit in an existing business environment without recreating user accounts. Windows ACL support on DS3611xs provides much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing IT staffs to set up privileges to files and folders on DS3611xs through their familiar Windows user interface.

Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying up to 50 IP cameras throughout the network. There are several features to customize your surveillance solution including video live-view, video recording, event playback, intelligent event search, and PTZ. The AJAX-based web interface provides the ability to observe your environment anytime and anywhere.

Energy Efficient Design

Synology DS3611xs is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average storage server counterparts, DS3611xs consumes a relatively low amount of power and have the hard drives hibernate when not in use.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.