StudioCAP Project and Asset Management Software Adds Cloud-based Automation for StudioEngine Production Customers
VANCOUVER, B.C and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—September 22nd 2011— Ottawa International Animation Festival— Thinware Media Ltd., developers of StudioCAP workflow automation and asset management for animation studios, and StudioEngine.com, a ‘Studio-as-a-Service’ production facility for on-demand use by producers, animation, visual effects (VFX), and post-production teams, today announced a new strategic partnership that will add StudioCAP cloud-based, project and asset management into the StudioEngine workflow pipeline.
StudioCAP (CAP=Computer Aided Production) is a completely new workflow automation and asset management solution for production and animation studios. Its cloud-based system enables studios to more efficiently store, track, and move 2D and 3D CGI (computer generated image) assets through the creation process without having to install and manage a costly IT infrastructure to do so.
By integrating StudioCAP into the StudioEngine facility workflow, clients will be able to manage their files more effectively. Automating asset and project management via cloud-based StudioCAP alleviates the need for studios to purchase and maintain dedicated file servers and hardware.
“We are constantly seeking out ways for StudioEngine to offer animation, games, VFX, and motion picture production crews who use our facilities state-of-the-art hardware, software, asset management and storage solutions, and we’re happy to include StudioCAP from Thinware Media as our most recent partner," said Stefan Gillard, Chief Mechanic and CEO of StudioEngine, Ltd.
"StudioCAP is the perfect addition for the fast-paced work station and production environment that StudioEngine offers,” said Mark Rocchio, CEO of Thinware Media. “Cloud-based project and asset management offers one of the most seamless, automated, and methodical workflow approaches for managing shots and sequences for 2D, Flash animation, and 3D content," added Rocchio.
About Thinware Media
Thinware Media is an established animation services studio and creators of StudioCAP, a Web-delivered asset management system—designed and created in-house, in a real-world production environment—with the objective of helping animation studios and companies create more content, faster, and with greater operation flexibility and competitive cost-of-use/ per-seat pricing. StudioCAP offers tracking systems for CGI projects, with easy integration into established pipelines, providing more visibility as to where assets are in the production pipeline. With Studio Computer Aided Production (StudioCAP) the business and creative process become the focus, and relegates infrastructure technology (IT) obligations into a supporting role. For more information, visit www.thinwaremedia.com, or e-mail Email Contact .
StudioEngine is an extension of the “Infrastructure as a Service” concept. StudioEngine provides a ‘studio for hire’ for large scale feature film animation and visual effects production in Sydney, Australia that can accommodate and house productions requiring up to 700+ visual effects artists. StudioEngine allows animation, games and visual effects companies to work on projects without incurring the significant capital cost of building a new facility. Alternatively existing facilities have the capacity to "burst" into StudioEngine enabling a satellite extension of their existing facility investment.
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