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Introducing Alienbrain

Have you ever lost a file? Have you ever wasted time looking for the right version of a file? Have you ever accidentally used the wrong version of a file?

Next time, use Alienbrain.

Alienbrain is a digital asset management system for artists in the entertainment industry. It combines everything studios need to securely store, version, manage and share any kind of file, with an intuitive user interface that lets artists work visually.

Secure, scalable, and reliable, Alienbrain saves you time and takes the guesswork out of even the most demanding productions


Store Files Securely

Alienbrain makes all project files available from a secure central server where users can browse them, preview them, retrieve them for viewing, or lock them for editing using special client applications. The result: everyone knows where important files are, and who is working on them. Files are never accidentally deleted or overwritten, and everything can be managed from a single, central location.

Version and Track Digital Assets

Alienbrain keeps a version history of all of your project's assets so artists can be sure that they’re always working on the correct version. You can track modifications, and, if necessary, “roll back” to any previous version, at any time, for any reason. All versions are stored in a central location, which frees up disk space on workstations and makes archiving a snap.

Work Visually

Alienbrain’s intuitive user interface and unique workflows are designed especially for artists. High-quality thumbnails and previews are available in every view—even for 3D scenes and models—so you can find the right file at a glance. Markup layers let you annotate and draw on images in separate layers, so you can communicate changes clearly.

Use the Latest Art Tools and Operating Systems

Alienbrain boasts integrations for leading 3D and 2D art tools so artists can retrieve assets without leaving favorite applications. Alienbrain comes with integration for the following applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Autodesk 3dsMax 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Autodesk Maya 2015, 2016 Ex2, 2017, 2018
  • Autodesk Alias 2017, 2018
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Alienbrain clients are also available for Windows 7 & 10, and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) through to 10.13 (High Sierra)


Manage Next-Gen Complexity

Most digital asset management systems are built to handle source code, and work best with lots of small files. Alienbrain was designed from the ground up for large teams to work together on the massive digital art files required for next-generation productions—even from remote locations. Where other asset management systems fail under heavy loads, Alienbrain keeps powering on.

Collaborate, Review, and Approve

Alienbrain is ideal for collaborative workflow. From the robust checkin/checkout system that tells you when files are in use, and who’s using them, to the built in markup layers and messaging system that allow managers to assign tasks, review content, and approve changes (or not). A new simplified client and caching system make life easier for remote users so the whole team can work together, regardless of physical location. Best of all, Alienbrain scales to accomodate large teams working with large numbers of massive digital art files.

Manage Projects and Configurations

Alienbrain gives administrators complete control over projects: from setting permissions and privileges, to modifying large numbers of files, to backing up projects and archiving older content. You can manage projects individually, or manage multiple projects at once. Advanced software configuration management tools make it easy to maintain multiple configurations of a project concurrently without duplicating its content, and even transfer of changes from one configuration to another.

Customize, Automate, Integrate

Because every project is different, Alienbrain includes a complete set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow Technical Directors to programmatically access content and metadata, efficiently automate common tasks, and customize Alienbrain tools, views, and behaviors to suit the particular needs of a project. Add integrations with leading art tools, and you can see how Alienbrain integrates easily into next-generation game and film pipelines.

Find out more about Alienbrain



Alienbrain 10.10.2

Windows 10 Compatibility

Listview Filtering

Featuring support for these latest artist tools:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
  • Autodesk 3dsMax 2018
  • Autodesk Alias Design 2018
  • Autodesk Maya 2018

What's New in AB 10.10.2





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