Thinware Media Ltd., developers of StudioCAP workflow automation and asset management for animation studios, and TVPaint Développement, France, makers of 2D bitmap-based animation software, today announced a new strategic partnership that will offer customers a seamless technology integration. TVPaint animators and artists will be able to create and manage their 2D animation assets in a streamlined production pipeline, completely managed via StudioCAP cloud computing asset management.
StudioCAP (CAP = Computer Aided Production) is a dynamic, new workflow automation and asset management solution for 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. TVPaint is a professional 2D bitmap-based animation software for drawing, painting, storyboarding and vfx used by animation artists for episodic broadcast television, motion pictures, or any type of digital animation.
“TVPaint has been a part of the animation curriculum at Capilano University in North Vancouver B.C. for quite a few years, and that’s where we got introduced into the Vancouver 2D animation industry—and the excellent project management software called StudioCAP, from the team at Thinware Media,” said Fabrice Debarge, Sales Director at TVPaint Développement. “We’re excited to attend OIAF in Ottawa, and announce the partnership between TVPaint and StudioCAP, and how it can help our customers realize an efficient workflow that eliminates the frustration of working with separate software tools,” added Debarge.
Together, StudioCAP and TVPaint will offer animation production studios a streamlined way to create and manage TVPaint 2D art production files and assets more effectively, with tight integration between TVPaint and StudioCAP. This iterative production pipeline will allow artists to focus on the creative process—while their TVPaint assets are tracked and managed ‘in-the-cloud’ with StudioCAP.
“At OIAF we are pleased to introduce TVPaint customers with a better project and asset management solution from StudioCAP,” said Mark Rocchio, CEO of Thinware Media Ltd. “StudioCAP will undoubtedly simplify how TVPaint customers will be able to manage their content from script to design through to animation and final composition.”