chapter 4

Data Management – 4

As we have seen earlier, the animation pipeline consists of various stages. Data management is one of the most critical tasks in a production environment. In this chapter, we will explore some simple methods to record, classify, and collate data for a project, right through its life cycle. We will discuss the importance of correct data storage techniques, folder and file naming conventions, as well as some simple do-it-yourself tools that can help in bringing some sanity when dealing with a humongous volume of critical information. We will also see the need and importance of color in managing data and how its use can simplify information pickup and analysis to help enhance productivity.