Element libraries play a significant role in the daily VFX workflow. It is very important that these libraries are well structured and organized so artists can quickly find the element that fits the shot best.
The software provided by das element is built on the concept of a VFX pipeline. It stores the main element in an organized folder structure, creates proxy formats for preview purposes and saves them to the database. Multiple libraries can be created. Share a global library across the studio or maintain elements within your specific project. Not only can you sort VFX practical elements but also textures, reference images, clips from the internet or the matte painting library.
Well tagged elements are essential to quickly find the perfect element. A big emphasis of“das element lies on building an easy to use system that assists with the tagging process. For the auto tagging feature, a handcrafted machine learning model was built which is trained specifically on thousands of VFX elements.
Since most category names like smoke, fire and debris are commonly known to all artists around the world,“das element built a system that underlines the importance of the understanding of this terminology. It also utilizes a Category Hierarchy Tree specifically designed for VFX which leverages descriptions and synonyms from public domain sources. By using these synonyms, artists can search for similar terms and always find the correct category.
das element runs completely offline and does not require an internet connection.