An absolutely FANTASTIC post from Zeth Willie describing why exactly you would need a production pipeline in any sort of production environment and how that will effect the workflow and ultimately the bottom line. Zeth looks at why you want to organize your files, some of the pitfalls of NOT organizing your process and some simple ways to get a pipline in place. Check out the Maya Pipeline basics post here.
“Since the state of the pipeline will ALWAYS be affecting the quality of your work and your productivity, just a little bit of effort on this front will affect every job you do, usually positively. And I’m not even talking about the nuts and bolts of networking architecture or any heavily technical stuff, which most successful studios also spend a lot of effort and money on.”