Welcome to our new update about the CGWire company and Kitsu! This post will teach you everything we did during the past two months.
After the summer break, the team was hands on making Kitsu better. Find below the main addition we did alongside the usual maintenance.
1. Filter Groups
You can now group all your filters in folders. You were numerous to have a big list of filters. It will allow you to get things tidier and more efficient.
2. Improved comparisons
You can now see the annotations of the compared version when doing comparisons. It will be easier to check if retakes were handled correctly.
3. Frame preview in the progress bar
It's possible to preview a frame right from the progress bar. Seeking in a shot or a sequence will be super fast.
We spend most of our time improving current installations and working on a particular dedicated setup with a single instance per project. If you are interested in multi-instances setup, please reach out.
We went to the Cartoon Forum, where we got the opportunity to talk to many of you. It was interesting to observe the new trends for TV Series like science education.
The next stops for us will be the RADI-RAF in Angoulême and the Blender Conference. Feel free to reach us if you want to set up an appointment!
As usual, we updated our finance charts, you can check them via the dedicated URL below. The summer was shy but still good. Our bank account balance is still high.
We ran a new ad campaign with modernized visuals. We decided to move from a descriptive ad to an inspiring ad. We ran it on two mediums:
- Ian Falles' Befores and Afters where Ian interviews VFX professionals: https://beforesandafters.com/
- Benjamin Cerbai's French Youtube channel where Benjamin teaches animation and interviews animation professionals: https://www.youtube.com/@BenjaminCerbai
Studios and productions
The summer was quiet, but we still saw some newcomers. But, we noticed a significant increase in the downloads of our Docker trial image. It will reach 100k downloads soon, while it was sitting around 45k downloads three months ago. About our customers, we were able to welcome the following schools and studios:
Atelier de Sèvres (France) - https://www.atelierdesevres.com/
Holybird (France) - https://www.holybird.fr/
Animaltank (Belgium) - https://www.animaltank.com/
MintCPH (Denmark) - https://mintcph.dk/
Thank you for reading! Feel free to ask any questions. Among the upcoming features, we will work on adding features to manage concepts and still improve our schedule. Let us know if you have specific needs you would like to see addressed in Kitsu!