PipelineFX (www.pipelinefx.com), creator of render farm management software for digital media creation, has released Qube! 6.5 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems. It includes new tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting; the upgrade also sports improvements to Smart Farming functionality.

“In this time of industry turmoil, understanding the real economics of visual effects has become more important than ever,” says Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “Tools like cost accounting and the ability to Smart Farm actionable intelligence from your render pipeline offer proven methods for accurately assessing and correcting inefficiencies.”

Qube! 6.5 now works with Autodesk 2014 products, and supports Maxwell Cooperative Rendering with “resume rendering” support. Customers currently on subscription can download version 6.5 immediately from the PipelineFX web site.