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Ben Fox

Digital Production Manager
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Ben Fox

Ben Fox

“We have always tried to push the limits of our hardware when creating content for the Morehead Planetarium. For years, we’d hit the limit of the quality and quantity of work we were able to create with our limited 3D rendering hardware.

Once we got support and cutting-edge hardware from Research Computing, it shattered all of the limits we had once had. Instead of rendering a project with reduced quality and assets, we were able to massively scale up the quality of the shots we were rendering using Research Computing resources.

Everyone we’ve worked with from Research Computing has been focused on helping us work the way we need to and not forcing us to conform to any other systems. This allowed us to quickly take advantage of the hardware they supplied us with. We also have greater bandwidth for projects with other UNC departments and researchers.

Due to the shifting funding landscape of institutions like Morehead Planetarium, support from Research Computing has been essential for us to continue to create engaging and inspiring content.”