An Asset Browser for Feature Animation

Paramount Animation Computer Science, 2019-20

Liaison(s): Gene Lee, Vijoy Gaddipati
Advisor(s): Katherine Breeden
Students(s): Anisha Kaul (PM), Teresa Ibarra, Cody Newman, Ali Otondo, Huize Huang

The team sought to design and prototype an asset browser for feature film development that accommodates Paramount Animation’s workflow. An asset is anything created during production including concept art, 3-D models, sets and more. An asset browser equipped with intelligent search and analytic capabilities enables artists and filmmakers to smoothly navigate the studio’s animation assets. The project’s scope included conducting user experience research, designing an interface and building a prototype of the final design.