THE AIPIPELINE

"Used on more than 10 animated feature films and currently in use in several studios".

aiPipeline is a toolset created for highend feature film animation production. It has been in continous development since 2006.

It consists of a large set of python tools for Maya, Fusion, Nuke, Royal Render ect. as well as a unique sequence based workflow that allows for faster output in all departments. The central point is allowing the creative staff to focus on the visuals by automating and optimzing the things that would otherwise take you all day.

SEQUENCE BASED WORKFLOW

From previs to lighting the aiPipeline works in multi-shot sequences allowing one previs artist, animator or lighter to quickly go from shot to shot without having to wait. This means that you can playblast entire sequences in one go, or submit 20 shots to the farm at once. Referenced assets are linked to the shots for optimal single shot performance.

FLEXIBLE ASSET SYSTEM

The flexible asset creation/publishing system ensures that production of characters, sets, props, setdress ect. can be customized for different studio needs. Assets are published at different proxy levels for previs, animation & rendering and the system automatically optimizes the files for each production step.

USING AIPIPELINE IN PRODUCTION

If you are interested in aiPipeline for your own feature film / TV series production please contact. anders@afilm.com