While developing their capabilities to handle large datasets, Embassy VFX came up with a deferred load workflow. In this SIGGRAPH 2018 session, Embassy's Kenneth Polonski walks through the workflow.
Using their alembic in-house tools, the data is extracted into Houdini’s packed prims, and a point cloud of instance data.
- Faster and smaller IFD files
- Multiples of assets are inherently instances of each other
- Lighter and more manageable scene for the lighting artist