Because Fido has a strong focus on character and creature animations, a robust and fast workflow for our Hair and Fur pipeline is essential for our daily work. With our previous off-the-shelf Hair and Fur system we had experienced a lot of problems with storage utilization and network traffic when we pushed it to its limits.
During the last few years, Fido has seen an increasing demand for highly detailed water effects in production. Fluid simulations, aside from being complex and hard to choreograph, put high demands on scalability and simulation speed. As of today, commercial software is slow and does not allow the artist to get quick feedback on simulation results. Following… (More)