Since the beginning of CGWire, CG studios sponsored most of the development we do. When a company wants to see some specific features in our software, they pay us to bring them on top of our roadmap. By doing this, they make the software progress faster in a way that suits their workflow. It makes the project more sustainable and allows us to add only the features that are needed. This principle is part of the fundamentals of CGWire. That’s why, from now on, we would like to showcase the studios that help us in our mission!
Lee Film and Kitsu
Lee Film is a Swedish animation studio producing mainly 2D animated film focusing on the very youngest audience. They did movies like Gordon & Paddy and Dolores & Gunellen’s world. For their new production, they wanted to use stronger software than spreadsheets. That’s why they reached us out!
We are super glad to help them to build their next feature film: The Ape Star. It’s a 2D handpainted animation about an orphaned girl who is adopted by a gorilla. We can’t wait to see the result!
Kitsu provided statistics for sequence and episode progress. It gave an excellent overview of the running production, but it lacked details. That’s why Lee Film asked us for more information.
Thanks to them, we were able to add the following features to the statistic pages:
- Statistics aggregating all the tasks for a sequence or an episode
- Statistics aggregating all the tasks for a building step for all sequences and episodes
- Statistics aggregating all the tasks of the production
- Task count per status with percentages (text or charts)
- Frame count per status with percentages (text or charts)
- CSV Export
From now on, you will know how things progress and you will be able to build production reports in a glimpse!
Who sponsored CGWire so far?
Unit Image, Les Fées Spéciales, Karlab, TNZPV, NKI, and Cube Creative already ordered features to make Kitsu a better software. It’s important to us that you understand more about our partners and how we want to improve studio pipelines.
We dedicated this blog to CG Production Management and CG Pipeline. Additionally, We propose a Slack channel where you can discuss your problems/solutions and learn from others. We are already 270 to share tips and ideas. Join us, TDs and Production Managers from all over the world will be super happy to welcome you!