VFX & Animation

File Intelligence for the Creative Enviroment
Yadle in VFX & Animation

Yadle is built for the file-based workflows used in VFX and Animation.  Yadle discovers and analyzes all file types across storage devices, cloud storage, and multiple geographic locations to provide a single federated view of all of your digital assets. 

Seemless Integration

Yadle provides the benefits of object storage on top of your existing file systems.  Add tags, customer metadata, annotations to files without changing or moving any of your files.


Yadle generates thumbnails for 2D, 3D, video and image sequences.  Our 3D supports common geometry, point cloud, and scene files including Alembic and USD.


Our API provides features to allow customer UI elements into our web UI.  


With webhooks, your workflow can get notifications when files are created, moved, copied, or deleted.  Get notified when tags are modified, or a new thumbnail is created.

Our RESTful API can be used to tightly integrate Yadle functionality like search into your pipeline for tasks like automated triage of newly ingested files, tagging based on your rules, organizing file collections and aggregates, etc.

Search Media Files

Yadle’s search allows users to search for files using whatever information that know about the desired files. Files can be searched using any combination of keywords, tags, comments, and File Channels. Parametric search terms can also be added to find files based on ranges of values such as size, resolution, or age.

Interactive 3D Thumbnails

3D images, geometry and point clouds are thumbnailed by Yadle and displayed in search results as a scrubable turntable.  Over 30 different 3D file types are supported including Maya, Alembic, and USD.  Yadle can search by normalized metadata in your files, allowing searches of 3D by metadata such as materials used in the file.

Visual representations of files in search results improves search accuracy and minimizes lost effort loading wrong files into apps.

Use File Channels to Manage Workflow

Yadle File Channels provide a mechanism to organize and manage access to arbitrary sets of files stored anywhere within your infrastructure, without moving any files.  File Channels can be used to organize files into logical sets of reference material, files used in a particular shot, or all files used in a show. 


File Channels allow the creation of virtual folders that contain files from multiple filesystems, directories, and geographic locations into collections that can be accessed and managed.

2D Object Detection

automatically tagged by Yadle

Yadle provides 2D object detection of images.  Images are analyzed using custom, VFX-specific AI classes and Yadle tags are associated with these images.  Yadle's AI can run in the cloud or as a 100% local, on-premise solution using your CPU & GPU capabilities.

3D Object Recognition

Yadle's powerful AI performs object detection within 3D models identifying and tagging objects.

App Integrations


Application Plug-ins reduce the files viewed to those usable within the software reducing search time. Direct importing reduces time spent downloading and organizing.

View File Activity

The activity of your organization's files is a reflection of human activity.  Using Yadle Insights, you can get a historic view of file activities by dates and by time of day.  Insights also provide up-to-date reports of file activity as it happens, providing reports of file activities by folder and by geographic locations.

Viewing history and current  file activities can help identify periods of low-productivity that can be improved, as well as periods of high-productivity that should be left undisturbed.

Optimize File Storage Costs


Yadle Insights provide detailed, up-to-date information on storage capacity and costs.  These reports include history data and the total cost of duplicate files across all devices in your business as well as in the cloud file services being used by your employees.

Tracking the ratio of storage capacity to consumption allows just-in-time storage growth to help control costs.  Knowing the cost of duplicates informs decisions on where files are stored and how they are shared, providing additional costs savings by reducing unnecessary duplicate of files.

Support for VFX & Animation File Types

Yadle's origins are in the VFX market. We provide deep support for files types you use.  We analyze and generate thumbnails for over 300 image, 3D, and video file types.

We provide auto-discovery of image sequences, and provide a single search result and scrubable thumbnail for your file sequences.  All embedded metadata of files is fully searchable, allowing you to search by CODEC, camera, lens, etc.

We generate turntable thumbnails for mesh, geometry and scene files, including Maya, Alembic, and USD.


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