Arnold is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer built for the demands of feature-length animation and visual effects. Originally co-developed with Sony Pictures Imageworks and now their main renderer, Arnold is used at over 300 studios worldwide.
Arnold is used at over 300 studios worldwide including ILM, Framestore, MPC, The Mill, and Digic Pictures. Notable projects that have implemented the use of Arnold include films such as The Avengers, Gravity, Pacific Rim, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The ray tracing process is hardware intensive and requires a large amount of power, without utilizing a custom built workstation or render farm, you’re losing out on performance. BOXX offers a line of unique, CPU-dense render nodes and workstations that will help you reduce your render times.
The APEXX D5 is our most advanced workstation platform. With support for up to five GPUs and powered by dual Intel Xeon SP Processors with up to 56 cores, the APEXX D5 can support a variety of professional workflows.
The APEXX W5 is our most advanced workstation platform ideal for rendering, simulation Deep Learning and other professional GPU accelerated compute applications. The system is optimized for GPU centric workflows.
Whether you’re editing feature films or deploying cutting edge VR experiences, the APEXX X3, with support for up to two* graphics cards and 128GB of memory, is an ideal platform for extreme multi-tasking in your complex production pipeline.
unlike 3D modeling and animation tasks, rendering your 3D assets is a highly multi-threaded process. The more CPU cores you have in your system (or systems) the better.
Offload Your Rendering! Rendering is a computationally intense task that should be offloaded. The purpose of a workstation is to work and remain productive. Productivity comes to a halt when you tie up your workstation with rendering final frame animation sequences. BOXX offers unique, dedicated desk-side rendering solutions like the renderPRO as well as a complete turnkey render farm. If you rely on GPU rendering our APEXX 4 supports up to 4 full size GPUs and the APEXX 5 supports up to 5 GPUs.