I’ve given Toxik a spin and I’ve found it unusable for my particular needs (but that was kinda obvious almost from the very begining).
The cons were namely:
- Awkward user interface
- Strange and unfamiliar compositing paradigm
- Owned by Autodesk
- Dubious future
- Newly revamped compositing package from a dead end concept
- Seemed to be aimed at larger, primarily 2D, post-houses
While the pros were:
- Built-in revision and versioning system
- Built-in connection to Oracle database (perhaps other DBs were supported as well?)
- Collaborative compositing design
- Fresh, modern architecture with HDR and 32bit compositing in mind
- Python scripting
- Seemed very robust and fast
As I said, those pros or cons reflect my particular needs. While others might or might not agree with me, it’s their problem I found Toxik unusable for my needs and thus I ruled Toxik out of my pipeline development process.