Foundry’s cloud-based post-production platform Elara will be launched in open beta at this week’s Siggraph in LA.

Foundry Elara

Devised to combine infrastructure, creative tools and pipeline in the cloud, Elara will allow a small studio or single artist to access both Foundry and third-party 3D and visual effects applications, as well as their project assets, from within a web browser.

Integrated cloud rendering, scalable storage and project monitoring and analysis tools will also feature with no local software or hardware required.

Third-party tools likely to be available within Elara include Side FX’s Houdini.

During Siggraph Foundry will also be hosting a series of product-focused events for customers.

These include the Foundry Design Summit, Katana + Mari meet-ups, and a meet-up focused on the VR community using Foundry’s VR toolkit, Cara VR.

Siggraph takes place 30 July to 3 August at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.