Helping Figment turn imagination into VR
We’ve been on an exciting journey with Figment Productions.
Figment’s talented team of designers, film-makers, 3D artists and software developers produce visitor attractions and experiences, and have an impressive portfolio under their belts including Galactica - the world’s first VR rollercoaster.
As well as supplying Figment with the best in 3D design technology, from the likes of Autodesk, Adobe, Thinkbox and Chaos Group; we also provide ongoing IT and hardware consultation to aid their ever-growing studio and storage requirements.
Figment’s recent IT challenges were threefold. They needed to improve render times, remove bottle-necks in their network infrastructure, and due to working with super high resolution files for VR, the compositing team needed lightning fast access to networked storage.
When a customer has multiple concerns, as Figment did, we’ll conduct a full review of their set-up so we can see the whole picture. At Figment, we held a series of meetings with their CGI team to scope out their rendering issues, and it became clear that we needed to re-think the network infrastructure by changing routers, switches and the domain controller.
To avoid breaks in production we took a staged approach to reconfiguring the network. The new setup is comprised of a Synology NAS of 40GbE and 20GbE, with SSD caching connection to the compositing team. We also installed a Synology NAS sync system to give quicker access to their daily data at the new HQ, and a larger Synology storage pool for additional backup and disaster recovery.
For ongoing support Figment benefit from having our Silver Support package, which means they get a direct line to our technical support team and discounted engineer rates (amongst other things).
“We’ve worked with the team at Bluegfx for many years and they know our IT infrastructure inside out. Their service level is unsurpassed, and they’re experts in the software and technology required to produce great VR.“
Simon Reveley, CEO, Figment Productions
To read more about Figment Productions and their VR wizardry, please visit their website here.
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