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Avalon is an end-to-end, free and open source data pipeline powering Mindbender and Colorbleed during the production of computer generated imagery.



How this documentation is organized

A high-level overview of how it's organized will help you know where to look for certain things:

  • Guides┬áprovide short and self-contained learning material
  • Tutorials┬átake you by the hand through a series of steps to producing your first asset. Start here if you're new to Avalon or content creation.
  • Reference detail each individual concept in Avalon
  • Tools contain self-help material for each graphical user interface available
  • Glossary break down jargon used throughout this documentation



What is Avalon?

Avalon is the data pipeline between persons, applications, file systems and database as content is created.

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It sits right inbetween organisational concerns such as scheduling and budgets, and operating systems related issues such as dependencies and user authentication, with some overlap into each.

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It overlaps into people management by hooking into tasks supplied via production tracking systems such as ftrack and Shotgun, and into the OS by writing to protected areas via web services.



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