SPI SOLUTIONS help producers to track their production from early designs to final editing

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An innovative Software As a Service solution

SPI is a secured and personalized web based application that helps producers to oversee the production of their TV 2D and 3D animated series or long feature film. It is cross platform compatible (PCs and Macs) and it works with most browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari…). In order to fully cover the production pipeline SPI is proposed as 4 different services: SPI pre-production, SPI production, SPI post-production and SPI long feature film.

SPI domain of utilization

Nowadays, the making of animated series and long feature films is split across several continents. Still, producers need to review elements built by many studios from very early versions such as 2D/3D asset building to more advanced stage such as compositing and final editing. To that end, the shots of an episode are required to go through several checkpoints. SPI provides a visualization of shots at all different checkpoints and valuable information about the building process.

It accommodates multiple animation studios and as many checkpoints as the producer wants. Because SPI is proposed as a service available all along the film construction, it specifically adapts to the producer’s need for a specific serie or film. One of the primary advantage of SPI solutions is that it takes care of all data transfers between the producer and the authorized partners.


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How does SPI work ?

At the start of any production, given the different studios contributing to that production and the versions that the producer wants to approve, the SPI software components are installed in studios and the producer’s offices. These installations guarantee that shots will be automatically examined, compressed and transferred as they are built by studios. Shot examination avoids unnecessary shots to be sent such as wrong resolution shots or shots with innacurate framerate. Also, a shot may not be transfered if the previous version of that shot has not been approved by the producer. These constraints are defined by the producer, they are fully configurable and they can be changed at any given time during production.

Eachtime a shot is submitted to SPI, no matter where it is submitted from, it will be immediately transfered to the producer’s site thus providing data integrity and sovereignty for the producer.


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Some SPI features you may find interesting

  • The economic model is a service: you know exactly how much it is going to cost you at the beginning of your project
  • You do not need any technical human ressources to configure SPI, SPILINKS can do it for you all along your project
  • There is no limitation on the number of users for a given project
  • The important data is not stored on the cloud, it is immediately transfered to your internal servers. This guaranties data integrity and sovereignty
  • SPI takes care of all data transfers between the studios, the independants and the producer(s)
  • Production reports summarizing the activity can be sent to line producers and studio supervisors on a daily basis
  • SPI player allows reviewers to do side by side or video over comparison of shots at different takes or different steps
  • Eachtime a shot is submitted to SPI, the new rough cut edit of the episode or the sequence this shot belongs to is recomputed
  • Custom production reports can be built on the fly and exported in Excel or pdf format
  • Any shot at a any given step can be assigned to a specific user, only this user will be able to submit that shot
  • Retake ratio for a given step and/or for a given set of episodes/sequences can be produced on the fly

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About Us

It all started in year 2000 when Herve Tardif decided to open a new real-time animation studio in Paris. At that time, it was the unique active optical technology studio in Europe.

The first project was the creation of innovative content for the TV pay channel Canal+ website, using their 3D virtual show host « Cleo ».

In 2004, 3DCLIC gets involved in a preschool animated serie called The Cotoons, in coproduction with France5 and Radio Canada.

In 2007, based on its experience as an animation studio, its strong know how of the production processes and an increasing demand from the animation producer community, 3DCLIC decided to focus solely on the development of producer asset management solutions.

With over 20 years experience in the field of animation and an extensive know-how about production practices, 3DCLIC-SPILINKS is now pleased to offer an ever expanding Software As a Service solution to producers and studios.



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75004 Paris

Tel: +33 5 46 38 49 14
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E-mail: contact@3dclic.com