• 1. Introduction

1. Introduction

The making of special effects and animated films requires talent and the collaboration of hundreds of artists and technicians. The creative process is organised in several working departments to be as flexible as possible. Each department works in parallel and consistently delivers new versions of assets to other departments. Each task is iterative: the first assets are simplified at the start and are continuously reconstructed and improved upon as production goes on.
The pipeline defines work organisation between your departments (workflow), and how data flows (dataflow).
The construction of a pipeline is complex because it depends on several factors: the internal organisation of the studio, naming conventions, rules, software used, type of project, means available, etc.
Kurtis is an automation software for use in the Animation and VFX industry.
It is designed as a visual programming nodal system to design, automate, and execute manufacturing processes.
We created this software because we believe that the industry needs have evolved and become more and more demanding.
Automation can reduce errors, improve quality and speed, and maximize the ability to achieve greater outcomes.

Because it is impossible to foresee everything and because needs may change as production goes on, it was important to offer a robust and open-ended solution.
architecture is built on an open API to meet and adapt to the most demanding needs of different studios.
Kurtis is a scalable and flexible solution. It allows your R&D Teams and TDs to create processing graphs and update them easily.
Then, it frees up time for your artists by automating any technical tasks andboosts the productivity of your studio.
Finally, all tasks (not only the rendering of images) can be executed on a renderfarm.

Thank you for your trust and interest in Kurtis. We hope you will be satisfied with our product.
 You can contact our team at support@texels.com who are available to help you.