Softimage has released Softimage|XSI BatchServe 1.5, a web-based client/server processing system that allows users Softimage|XSI to automate and manage simultaneous processing or rendering jobs.
Softimage|XSI BatchServe lets you queue up, prioritize and manage rendering jobs from anywhere using a web browser and the Softimage|XSI environment. You can monitor the progress of processing or rendering projects remotely, including tracking individual machine performance, previewing rendered images, isolating problem frames, and estimating total render time. The system can also process scenes, passes, and compositing, and execute any batch script remotely. This product family includes Softimage|XSI Batch, a batch processor using the mental ray 3.1 rendering engine, and Softimage|XSI BatchUniversal, a rendering and processing system.
Softimage|XSI BatchServe is available immediately from authorized resellers. Through December 22, it is available at the introductory price of $495 per client license or $15,000 for a site license.