The Exocortex Crate product suite is a set of professional grade, consistent and commercially supported Alembic plugins and tools that enable VFX studios and independent [VFX] professionals to standardize their tool chains around the Alembic file format as the core data interchange and automation format.
At a high level, the biggest benefit of the Exocortex Crate suite is that it enables your artists to use their preferred content creation tools while providing a professional, consistent, fast and reliable data interchange method to the other tools in your pipeline. Additionally, the Exocortex Crate suite enables you to automate your pipeline at the content level: from data import/export, scene composition, versioning, to rendering.
The Alembic file format is a true game changer in the [VFX] industry. Initially the realization of this vision had been previously hampered because of a lack of truly professional grade tools that provided complete, reliable and consistent interfaces backed up by commercial quality support. The Exocortex Crate suite was created to address this market gap and has since helped numerous companies realize the transformative Alembic vision across the whole of the [VFX] industry.