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Blender Workflow - Setup Alembic Asset and Shot

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Bintang Senja Pratama writes:

Hello Everyone,

I want to share about how to setup an alembic workflow for an animation production.

Start from preparing the asset that is useful for lighting, export an alembic from animation scene.

And finally link the asset to new scene and apply that shot alembic without worrying about materials assignment on every shot because we use an asset that prepared for lighting at first, so we can use this asset on multiple shot which use different animation alembic cache, and also without rig in our lighting scene which is neat.

At the end of the day lighters only need to focus in lighting, not a complex rig in their scene. :)

Please note that what I show you in the video is the manual process, you can automate all those steps using python to be able effectively use it in production. ^^

Thanks

 

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Bintang S Pratama

I'm Bintang, currently working as CG Supervisor at Infinite Studios.

3 Comments

  1. Rombout Versluijs on

    Sorry perhaps its me, im none English, but that intro was very confusing to read. Could only make up half of what was said.

    • Rombout Versluijs on

      Not sure what the benefit of this is inside a blender workflow. Seems more like a hustle compared to using blend files???

      • say you want to create crowds , having a croud of precached alembic characters is much "cheaper" in terms of performance than having live rigs in a scene.

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