The key to a good pipeline is solid asset management and artist friendly tools.
A unified and simplified tool for the breakdown, organisation and budgeting of visual effects production and pre-production.
As complexity of VFX raises so does the need to visualise and track these processes. The OnSet visualiser tackles this by providing a central system that initialises and monitors these processes. An advanced modular core delivers connectivity for both input and output. This includes render engines, tracking data, production meta data, onset script data, timecode and 3-D applications. The final result compiles the complete overview of the Onset process ready to use in editorial or post-production work. (new development pending)
Reviewing artistic work requires patience , experience and efficient tools. when sequences, inter-cuts, grading or strict version control are involved the complexity needs to be managed efficiently. The review tool helps alleviate this by managing unlimited versions, multiple departments, high bit depth, dynamic range, colour inspection, colour control ( open colour IO ) and additional support for third-party image viewers (Nuke,RV, Photoshop)
Often a difficult task for production is keeping track of the “Who,What,Where” of client or outsourcing deliveries, The delivery application handles the assembly and tracking of these digital packets with a focus on the visual effects industries, This includes image data, documents, cloud storage and courier deliveries while providing historical and live feedback. (currently not used in production due to show wide pipeline reduction)
As software dependency rises so does the need to track each released revision. the multitude of options and environmental settings adds increasing complexity to pipelines. The launcher solves many of these issues by providing a common interface for artists to launch applications, bookmarking and tracking their usage, navigating swiftly through production folder systems and allowing extensive version control for development and restricted usage.
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented artists in established, emerging or start-up companies. However, developments get superseded as technology rapidly moves forward. Companies collapse, rebuild or merge and software is lost in the digital desert, often forgotten. As a testament to this work, I keep an historical list of the few I’ve developed that continue to inspire me.