About Notional Pipe

CG character animation tools haven’t changed that much since the late 1990s. Sure, there have been incremental improvements in rigging technology, but by and large animation tools are still clumsy, awkward, and slow.

At Notional Pipe, we believe that animation tools can, and should, be better. We’re dedicated to creating tools that make animation production faster, easier, and more expressive for animators—all of which translates into a higher quality product and happier artists. Solving the big problems of animation production starts with rigging, so our first product, Contour Rig Tools, introduces an innovative spline-based rigging system.

Raf Anzovin
Raf Anzovin
Raf Anzovin's extensive rigging and animation credits include work for clients such as EA, ReelFX, and Lego, and the well-known auto-rigging tool The Setup Machine. He investigates new animation methodologies at Just To Do Something Bad
Tagore Smith
Tagore Smith
Tagore Smith has over two decades experience developing software across a broad range of domains, with a particular emphasis on devising novel algorithms for computer graphics and animation.
Brian Kendall
Brian Kendall
Brian Kendall has been tinkering with computers his entire life, driven to make them do new and interesting things, and make the things they already do smarter and easier. He's worked for over a decade developing animation software to this end.
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