13th August 2015

Milk’s Head of Pipeline Benoit Leveau scoops Shotgun 2015 Pipeline Award

Jenny Burbage

Milk’s very own Benoit nabs a 2015 Shotgun Pipeline Award for his ‘Smart Publish Notifications’ tool

Milk is proud to announce that Shotgun Software SIGGRAPH User Group, held yesterday in Los Angeles, CA recognised Leveau’s ‘Smart Publish Notifications’ pipeline toolset with a 2015 Pipeline Award.

The award honours excellence in pipeline tool development and contributions made to the pipeline community.

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About Smart Publish Notifications:
Developed by Benoit Leveau, Milk VFX

A simple, powerful tool that grew out of experience, it ties together publishing and communication, connecting people inside a small studio in an elegant way. It sends ‘smart’ publish notification emails based on pre-defined rules (rigging to animation, lighting to comp, CC to the HOD of the department, etc.)

“We are super proud of Benoit. Our London and Cardiff studios share a seamless workflow and Benoit’s Smart Publish tool helps ensure seamless communication to support this.”


“All of us here at Shotgun are massive fans of our industry’s Pipeline community, who selflessly invest so much blood, sweat and tears into tools that make so many impossible productions possible, and help artists spend more of their time being creative,” said Don Parker, co-founder of Shotgun and Autodesk Senior Director.

“It’s an honour to acknowledge this community and specifically celebrate truly excellent pipeline work this last year.”

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