Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nimble collective: a virtual streaming collaborative animation platform

Nimble is a virtual collaborative animation platform on the cloud, via app streaming. That means no software installation, no file transfers, no hardware or operative system issues...

Being software agnostic, you can use your favorite animation tools and then invite collaborators to join you on your 2D or 3D project creating and animating on a web browser: model, rig, texture, light, animate, render, composite, edit...
 You will do your own budget and schedule-planning, get your own virtual studio running in minutes, and populate it with artists from around the world. You can even set up revenue sharing.

They are in beta testing right now, with a first “Pilot Program” limited to a small group of invited guests and just premiered the first animated content to utilize the platform 'Animal Fact #164', at Siggraph 2016.

Animal Fact #164 from Nimble Collective on Vimeo.

Animal Facts #164 was created leveraging components of the Nimble Collective platform, going from script to screen by using our virtual streaming collaborative animation platform. The short was animated entirely in Blender with other tools like Nuke, Audacity, and more (like the pencil and paper the chicken was originally designed on) to round out the production.

If you want to learn more about how we made the short, Cluck Here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Artella, a social collaboration platform for making animated films, video games and VR content

ARTELLA is (from their web) an attempt to "solve the complex challenge of building creative projects through distributed collaboration." by allowing anyone to set up his own virtual distributed studio, initially free, and soon on a low per user fee.
I find the information in their web maybe too scarce, hopefully the video inserted below and this article in AWN will give you enough detail to get an idea:

This video shows the creation of a 3D asset in Artella.

Artella´s blog is also worth mentioning, with a plethora of posts related to the creative and organizational aspects of distributed animated content creation.