This new development complements the company's strategy of designing visually stunning, accessible VFX solutions, and extends them into a new category of postproduction workflow enhancement and productivity tools.
Digieffects also announces that RenderMon will be available at no charge for one month from its launch date--through October 1, 2011. Beginning today, customers can visit http://rendermon.digieffects.com to sign up for a free trial account, and will have access to all available RenderMon features.
Mark Christiansen, author of The After Effects Studio Techniques books, and industry veteran who has worked on several feature films, including
Avatar, comments: "I'm a man about town. I don't like to be shackled to my workstation just to babysit the output of my creative work. RenderMon is a natural addition to the process of creating and rendering animations, allowing me to monitor progress anywhere, lowering stress, raising productivity, and offering me room to roam."
RenderMon: How it Works
RenderMon is an innovative new web-based subscription service specifically designed for professional digital media artists enabling them to:
- Remotely monitor video rendering via any internet-connected browser (desktop or mobile device). An integrated progress bar helps users monitor their render in real-time;
- Receive email notifications of completed renders;
- Securely upload, view and share completed renders from a browser using built in Vimeo support;
- Host application support at this time includes Adobe After Effects (support for additional hosts to follow).
Digieffects' RenderMon subscription service is available immediately and is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The annual subscription includes a $49 coupon for a free Digieffects a la carte plug-in.
As a special introductory promotion, Digieffects is offering RenderMon free of charge through October 1, 2011. Customers taking advantage of this special offer after September 24, 2011 will automatically be signed up for a free 7-day trial. Following the promotion, free trials will be available, in which customers can try the service for free for 7 days. RenderMon will also be available as a mobile app and will be available free from the Apple App Store.