Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Max tutorial: "Project Setup/Management and Quality Assurance for Small Business"

Diego (one of this page 'recurring visitors') sent me this link to a tutorial in CGArena about project setup and management, with some scripts for Max.

Project Setup/Management and Quality Assurance for Small Business
"This tutorial is dedicated to freelancers and technical directors in smaller companies who aren´t blessed with an alienbrain server and haven't set up Asset Tracking yet. It covers Project Setup (...) and quality assurance for a consistent production if you take some steps to heart."

The author of the tutorial, Anselm v. Seherr, is a CG freelancer (VFX, shading, texturing and compositing) for several companies.

Thanks, Diego!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Loose links

These are some loose links that might be useful:

Other webs and repositories:
Rendermania has not been updated for a while but if has a wealth of info about renderman compliant renders and also a lot of other renders & related stuff... Since 9 Sept 2000!
Open source projects:
Cgmuscle is an open source muscle system for Maya

Articles, essays:
The Case for Doing a Project by the Book, rather than by cutting corners.

Hardware:
How many of these would you like to have to render your feature film?

Some propietary softwares:
Toonboom should really know how to make a storyboard system, so it is worth having a look at it.

The ContentCube is a comprehensive and scalable MAM solution that is feature-rich but also affordable and modular. It allows entire media libraries to be organized, archived and reused. Each video and image asset can be easily retrieved and transcoded into a variety of formats allowing the use of these assets without specialized software or hardware.

Digital Storage Manager is a powerful storage management solution specially designed for creative, publishing and prepress workgroups. Workgroups generate thousands of digital document files during the creative and production process. As the number of files grow, so do the challenges faced by the professionals who need them.