OAKLAND, CA –
has announced Conductor Companion, a new desktop application that simplifies the use of the cloud-based rendering service.
Tailored for boutique studios and freelance artists, Companion further streamlines the Conductor on-ramp and rendering experience, allowing users to easily manage and download files, write commands, and handle custom submissions or plug-ins from their laptops or workstations. Along with this release, Conductor has added initial support for Blender creative software.
“Conductor was originally designed to meet the needs of larger VFX studios, focusing our efforts on maximizing efficiency and scalability when many artists simultaneously leverage the platform and optimizing how Conductor hooks into those pipelines. As Conductor’s user base has grown, we’ve been blown away by the number of freelance artists and small studios that have come to us for help, each of which have their own unique needs. Conductor Companion is a nod to that community, bringing all the functionality and massive render resource scale of Conductor into a user-friendly app, so that artists can focus on content creation versus pipeline management. And given that focus, it was a no-brainer to add Blender support, and we are eager to serve the passionate users of that product.” said Mac Moore, Conductor CEO.
He added, “Additionally, this app will be the foundation of our Intelligence Hub in the near future, acting as a gateway to more advanced functionality like Shot Analytics and Intelligent Bid Assist. These features will leverage AI and Conductor’s expansive cloud knowledge to help owners and freelancers make more informed business decisions as it pertains to project-to-project rendering financials.”
Conductor Companion is currently in public beta. To download the app, visit: conductortech.com/companion
In addition to Blender, applications currently supported by Conductor include Autodesk Maya and Arnold; Foundry’s NUKE, Cara VR, KATANA, MODO and Ocula; Chaos Group’s V-Ray; Pixar’s Renderman; Isotropix’s Clarisse; Golaem; Ephere’s Ornatrix; Yeti; and Miarmy.