ToolChefs specializes in creating unique plugins for a variety of software tools; Autodesk Maya, The Foundry Nuke, SideFX Houdini and Newtek Lightwave.

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Atoms Crowd

by ToolChefs

Plugin for Maya 2018

Meet ToolChefs

ToolChefs was founded in 2014 by Daniele Federico and Alan Stanzione. Between the two of them they have more than 20 years of experience in the VFX and Animation industries.

Daniele specializes in animation, rigging and pipeline development and has credit for work on films including Gravity, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Happy Feet 2 and The Guardians of the Galaxy, just to name a few.

Alan has a degree in Electronics Engineering as well as more than 10 years programming experience in the visual effects and animation industries. He was the principle developer of the MPC crowd engine ALICE for many years. ALICE has been used in movies like World War Z, Guardians of the Galaxy, Exodus, Maleficent, 300: Rise of an Empire and many others.