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  1. 6 points
    We find the 'old' documentation invaluable for sharing and training internally. The new docs simply aren't suitable (at least not yet). We miss the ability to: Link to specific sub-sections. Access the docs offline. Navigate left and right through a topic. Link to the specific release documentation (as we are often behind latest by a few versions). Link directly to API reference (via intersphinx) from our API reference and then maintain context in surrounding docs. Please bring back the 'old' docs or at least keep updating them alongside the new ones until you can support all these features in the new docs.
  2. 4 points
    lorenzo.angeli

    ftrack_studio rez packages

    Hi all and Happy New Year ! With the experience built in the past years helping various offices setting up ftrack, I decided to wrap a rez repository where to collect all the needed bits and pieces to have ftrack_studio running as rez package. The repository can be accessed here http://git.efestolab.uk/rez/rez-ftrack for now while in development. (planning to move it later to bitbucket) The long time plan is to make this repo able to support all the needed platform and systems supported by ftrack , but at the moment I'm focusing mostly on linux. The installation is somehow tedious as the packages have to be installed in a certain order, I'm looking into a more automated system though, but is really not a priority. (check the readme to see the actual installation order) In order to make the default application work off the shelf , a custom package called ftrack_hook_override is provided, and original hooks are disabled. If you manage to install all, you can then run : $ rez-env ftrack_studio > $ ftrack_studio At the moment I'm matching the dependencies for the latest (2.7.3) version, and all the connector plugins are loaded by default (this might change later , to allow more dynamic settings). If you have any questions or issues please let me know ! L. P.s At the moment you need to have already available the basic packages such as qt, pyside and python installed as rez-packages. Please, bare in mind is currently in development, so things might be changing fast, and some packages might still be missing. If you think you can help , please do ! Below the resolution package for ftrack_studio 2.7.3 requested packages: ftrack_studio ~platform==linux (implicit) ~arch==x86_64 (implicit) ~os==Fedora-27 (implicit) resolved packages: appdirs-1.4.0 /home/efestolab/packages/appdirs/1.4.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) arch-x86_64 /home/efestolab/packages/arch/x86_64 (local) arrow-0.10.0 /home/efestolab/packages/arrow/0.10.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) backports_ssl_match_hostname-3.5.0.1 /home/efestolab/packages/backports_ssl_match_hostname/3.5.0.1/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) chardet-3.0.4 /home/efestolab/packages/chardet/3.0.4/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) clique-1.5.0 /home/efestolab/packages/clique/1.5.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect-1.1.2 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect/1.1.2/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_foundry-1.1.0 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_foundry/1.1.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_hieroplayer-1.2.0 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_hieroplayer/1.2.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_legacy_plugins-1.1.0 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_legacy_plugins/1.1.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_maya-1.1.1 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_maya/1.1.1/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_nuke-1.1.2 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_nuke/1.1.2/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_nuke_studio-1.1.1 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_nuke_studio/1.1.1/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_connect_rv-3.7 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_connect_rv/3.7/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_hook_overrides-0.0.1 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_hook_overrides/0.0.1/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_location_compatibility-0.3.2 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_location_compatibility/0.3.2/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_python_api-1.3.3 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_python_api/1.3.3/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_python_legacy_api-3.6.2 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_python_legacy_api/3.6.2/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) ftrack_studio-2.7.3 /home/efestolab/packages/ftrack_studio/2.7.3/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) idna-2.6 /home/efestolab/packages/idna/2.6/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) lucidity-1.5.0 /home/efestolab/packages/lucidity/1.5.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) os-Fedora-27 /home/efestolab/packages/os/Fedora-27 (local) platform-linux /home/efestolab/packages/platform/linux (local) pyparsing-2.2.0 /home/efestolab/packages/pyparsing/2.2.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) pyside-1.2.2 /mnt/zeus/storage/rez/packages/rez-base/pyside/1.2.2 python-2.7.14 /mnt/zeus/storage/rez/packages/rez-base/python/2.7.14/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/os-Fedora-27 python_certifi-2017.11.05 /home/efestolab/packages/python_certifi/2017.11.05/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) python_dateutil-2.6.1 /home/efestolab/packages/python_dateutil/2.6.1/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) qt-4.8.6 /mnt/zeus/storage/rez/packages/rez-base/qt/4.8.6 qtext-0.2.0 /home/efestolab/packages/qtext/0.2.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) qtpy-0.3.4 /home/efestolab/packages/qtpy/0.3.4/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) requests-2.18.4 /home/efestolab/packages/requests/2.18.4/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) riffle-0.3.0 /home/efestolab/packages/riffle/0.3.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) shiboken-1.2.2 /mnt/zeus/storage/rez/packages/rez-base/shiboken/1.2.2 six-1.11.0 /home/efestolab/packages/six/1.11.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) urllib3-1.22 /home/efestolab/packages/urllib3/1.22/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local) websocket_client-0.46.0 /home/efestolab/packages/websocket_client/0.46.0/platform-linux/arch-x86_64/python-2.7 (local)
  3. 2 points
    Probably a big ask from a technical perspective but an incredibly useful feature in Review would be to wipe between two loaded versions in Ftrack Web Player. If wiping isn't possible, even a key press to quickly switch from version A to version B during playback would be helpful.
  4. 2 points
    Lorenzo Angeli

    2D/3D Asset Library

    Although not web based, one option I can think of would be : 1) have a project to act as library, 2) one action which allows to re migrate the assets to/from a given project . (could be a reworked version of this example: https://bitbucket.org/ftrack/ftrack-recipes/pull-requests/4) This could be extended to keep reference (as metadata or custom attribute) on where the asset originally comes from (as project when publishing back). 3) a pyside based browser (so can be used as widget in maya, nuke and any other qt based application) to act as library browser. Although requires some work, seems doable. L.
  5. 2 points
    Mattias Lagergren

    Upgrading MariaDB to use JSON

    Yes, we plan to upgrade to MariaDB 10.X but I do not have any dates on this yet. The JSON functionality is interesting and something to consider
  6. 2 points
    Mattias Lagergren

    Attach file in new note

    There is an article here on how to attach file to a note in the ftrack-python-api: http://ftrack-python-api.rtd.ftrack.com/en/stable/example/note.html#attachments
  7. 2 points
    ewokninja

    Time Zone Support

    Being part of a company that has users in multiple time zones it would be very convenient to be able to specify a time zone for any date/time field.
  8. 2 points
    Mattias Lagergren

    ftrack Browser tabs

    Hey Erik, this is something that we're considering for the future. It could very useful if you have a lot of tabs open for different projects.
  9. 2 points
    Eric Hermelin

    Exporting Links

    Hi Ozen, hope you are well! It is possible to using a advanced query filter to filter on linked entities, below are a few examples, it is however a bit fiddly to update these query filters if you wish to iterate over a few different shots / asset builds, so it might be worth writing a tool using the api to export the information in bulk Using a Shot Query filter, show only shots that have a incoming link to a asset builds named "Monkey" incoming_links.from.name = 'Monkey' Using a Asset Build Query filter, display all asset builds used for a specific shot outgoing_links.to.name = 'SHOT_NAME' cheers Eric
  10. 2 points
    I was able to reproduce this issue and we're looking into a fix
  11. 2 points
    Lucas Correia

    Time logging

    Hi Chris, It should be possible to use an event listener to automate starting a timer for a user when a task's status is set in progress. The reason that we don't do this automatically is that there can be several situations where you do not want the timer started automatically, and it is hard to know when this is. An event listener is a small python script that can be used to subscribe to changes in ftrack and perform custom logic such as updating a status, starting a external process or triggering a user interface. Here are some useful resources for setting up an event listener: * Developer hub with introduction to the API * How to subscribe with the API * Information about the update event * Example event listeners If you are not interested in logging time, but rather want to see how long a particular task has been in a certain state you can look at querying `Event` objects using the API. There is a snippet with some examples here. You probably want to query for action=change.status.task and parent_id=the task's id. Regards, Lucas
  12. 2 points
    You are trying to create an assignment where i think you should be creating an allocation, no?
  13. 2 points
    Hey @Remus Avram Is this what you are looking for? https://forum.ftrack.com/topic/895-filter-by-component-name/
  14. 2 points
    We have asked for this also. It is essential to be able to track every change, especially in case bad data enters the system. With a proper audit model we would have a chance of getting back to a good state without losing data through a restore from older backup. Note that even the API does not provide sufficient granularity at present and still uses old data types making it harder to relate to actual data. We are also interested in there being a facility for giving the reason for a change - e.g. why the status was changed. A sort of special linked note / metadata attached to the change event.
  15. 2 points
    Hi @mark.fin , we have the same issue. What we need is a lock system for the Ftrack entities and attributes. Please have a look at this discussion http://forum.ftrack.com/index.php?/topic/788-lock-system-for-entity-attribute/ . Until this is implemented, we are using an Ftrack action which works pretty nice for us. How the action works: - it listen for all the events - ones an event match the conditions, we process it. Example: we allow production to create an asset and update the name as long as the status is not changed. Ones the status is changed, we mark it (set a key in metadata). If the production renames it now, the action detects that the asset is marked and rename it back to the previous name and let the user know why he/she can't do it.
  16. 2 points
    Remus Avram

    Custom keyboard shortcuts

    Thank you, Mattias! Shortcuts keyboard are really useful for repetitive tasks.
  17. 1 point
    JPrydz

    BUG - Sorting Version Link

    Hi, Thanks for sending this in. That's not expected behaviour, so I have reported this as a bug. Regards, Johan
  18. 1 point
    Erik

    Duplicate Schema

    Still wan't this
  19. 1 point
    Hi, When having lots of assignees on a task the following variable in mysql will cause problems in the Tasks spreadsheet: https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/server-system-variables/#group_concat_max_len From MariaDB 10.2.4 the default value has changed and will no longer result in this problem. If you are facing this issue now you can change the setting to be 1M. Updating this variable will solve the problems in the tasks spreadsheet but there is no guarantee other places in the UI will not suffer from other presentational issues when having a large number of assignees on a single task. /Johan
  20. 1 point
    Erik

    in-task checklists

    This is one of the most sought after features here as well.
  21. 1 point
    Download ftrack-connect-package 1.1.0 Windows Linux Osx What's new ? With this minor release, we have started a long journey for a complete revamp of connect and connector plugins. This release mostly focuses on moving the hard-coded connector plugins to standalone connect plugins, so these can be customized and extended by the users as they see fit. This release also includes an improvement for the Nuke Studio integration. Changes: ftrack-connect-nuke-studio 2.1.0 Tokens to compose assets names as well as components. Support for multi-track export. Fix Hiero template parser. ftrack-connect-maya 1.2.0 converted to connect plugin ftrack-connect-nuke 1.2.0 converted to plugin ftrack-connect-3dsmax 0.4.0 converted to plugin ftrack-connect-hieroplayer 1.3.0 converted to plugin ftrack-connect-foundry 1.2.0 remove ftrack-connect from dependency links Known issue None reported atm
  22. 1 point
    No updates as of now - as an additional workaround, have you looked into writing a message (note without parent) to the user? This should trigger a notification note = session.create('Note', { 'content': 'hey', 'user_id': author_user_id}) sesssion.create('Recipient', { 'note_id': note['id'], 'resource_id': target_user_id }) session.commit()
  23. 1 point
    Anthony Kramer

    2D/3D Asset Library

    Hey ftrack, It would be really awesome to have an asset/element library for 2D and 3D assets built right in to ftrack. Seems like the underlying structure for this could borrow a lot from how projects already work and with the new workflows feature, it seems totally possible for a user like myself to use the project structure to cobble something like this together. BUT, I think if it were implemented as a separate feature, theres so much you guys could do with the interface. I imagine that there would be a unique link for it in the main navigation bar right next to "My Tasks" so that everyone on ftrack would have access to it. The interface would allow you to filter and naviagte thru different categories of 2D elements (smoke, fire, muzzle flashes, etc) or 3D assets (props, vehicles, charactes, etc). Each one could either have a thumbnail or a small quicktime that would play when you hover over it ( like www.shutterstock.com/video/search?query=green+screen for example). Futhermore, would be great to then build some intergration into nuke/maya so that you could download/import assets from thier location right into your script/scene. -ak
  24. 1 point
    You can meet the ftrack team in Barcelona on November 30 (Friday) and December 1 (Saturday) for b'Ars. We'll be available for demos and to answer your questions all day at a dedicated stand. We'll also have ftrack users Twin Pines presenting to share how they use ftrack for Episodic TV and Films. For more information and to schedule a meeting with the ftrack team: https://www.ftrack.com/en/2018/10/ftrack-bars-barcelona-2018.html
  25. 1 point
    Erik LaPlant

    ftrack Browser tabs

    Repost As a manager I often have multiple tabs of ftrack open on my computer, but the tabs all say "ftrack". Do you know if it would be possible to have the *active project* listed on the tab?
  26. 1 point
    This is now resolved. Cheers, Fredrik
  27. 1 point
    Nice mockup! I would suggest for backend, that we can reference git repository online and offline for this.
  28. 1 point
    Hi Tim, Sorry for the confusion on this - you're correct, the id is wrong when accessed from the sidebar. To work around this you can do the following: if '_' in entityId realId, junk = entityId.split('_') As for the entityType - this is old style entity type from the backend. Instead of using 'task' you would want to use 'TypedContext' on the session: session.get('TypedContext', realId)
  29. 1 point
    Hi, Sorry for the delayed response on this. I don't see a reason why changes to `TypedContextLink` shouldn't emit update events. I have added a bug task to look into this. Thanks for the feedback. Regards, Lucas
  30. 1 point
    kristing

    Failed Export Jobs

    Hi there, We're trying to troubleshoot failing Excel, CSV, PDF exports. When exporting a small amount of data, it will add the job to the Jobs list and says Running for about 2 minutes before switching to Failed. I see you can access the Job through the api and see the submission info and status name, but no additional information. We've looked through the logs on our internal ftrack server but can't seem to find any errors to help trace the source of the problem. Do you have any advice as far as where to look or what could be causing the failures? Thanks, Kristin
  31. 1 point
    Hey, Question. Is there an option to prevent the renaming of a task, shot, sequence etc... after creation? Currently our studio uses a workflow that stores our assets based on the names within a project hierarchy, and if producers/artists can rename that hierarchy at any point, then that will cause a discrepancy between the file system and ftrack. Obviously we could convert to storing the data via IDs so that how the data is stored is irrespective of hierarchy, but that's less than ideal for our current way of working. The most ideal solution, which would be great if it's available, is the ability to renaming anything that hasn't had an asset save against it (linked to it). But once an asset has been associated, anything in the hierarchy can't be renamed (or at least not without super use privileges and a significant warning that this will break things). Thanks, Mark
  32. 1 point
    There are absolutely some speed improvements that can be done here. Mostly about reducing the number of queries to the server by using projections and some attributes that can make it more efficient to get the data that you're looking for. It is strongly recommended that you do not connect to the event hub in the action launch callback Session(auto_connect_event_hub=False) as this will cause unnecessary stress on your server. Instead of looping the different entity types you can do the following: 'TypedContext where id is "{entityId}"'.format(...) Or if it is a project (you can find this in the selection data): 'Project where id is "{entityId}"'.format(...) If you want to quickly fetch all custom attributes (and other data) for the descendant tasks of an item it is faster to use projections: # Fetch all tasks on Project or another TypedContext parent. session.query('select custom_attributes, type.name, parent.name, name from Task where ancestors.id is "{0}" or project_id is "{1}"'.format(...)).
  33. 1 point
    Ah, I misunderstood the question somewhat. ftrackWidget.getEntity() will return an object as provided by the ftrack.wiget.update event. This reflects the currently selected entity in the project outliner to the left in the interface. The format is: { id: 'eb16970c-5fc6-11e2-bb9a-f23c91df25eb', type: 'TypedContext' } In order to get get an object which contains the custom attributes, you will need to use the id and type and query the API for information you are interested in. You can see an example of how this is done in ftrack-spark-base in ExampleContainer::onFtrackWidgetUpdate, which gets the name and link attributes. Here is where you would use the code in my last post to get the custom attribute value for the selected entity. Regards, Lucas
  34. 1 point
    The ftrack team will be attending NAB Show in April. We’ll be available for demos and meetings in the meeting suite Deluxe D at the Renaissance hotel, just a few moments walk from the Las Vegas convention center. For more information and to schedule a meeting with the ftrack team, please visit our blog: https://www.ftrack.com/2018/01/meet-ftrack-team-nab-show-2018-las-vegas.html We look forward to meeting you there!
  35. 1 point
    We are also surprised at the change to the documentation, especially as it also removes the versioned docs. Versioned docs are important to us as we may run several releases behind latest for stability and we can't have users constantly confused by references to features they don't have access to. Similarly, offline docs is nice to have. Finally, there seem to be no release notes in the new docs!
  36. 1 point
    Ok, so the issue was with these lines: shot["custom_attributes"] = shot_data["custom_attributes"] shot["metadata"] = shot_data["metadata"] which doesn't work anymore, at least with ftrack 3.5.9 and API version 1.0.4. All credits to Eric Hermelin from ftrack support for figuring it out and providing the solution: for key, value in shot_data["custom_attributes"].items(): shot['custom_attributes'][key] = value for key, value in shot_data["metadata"].items(): shot['metadata'][key] = value Everything is working fine again now. Thanks Eric and Matthias for resolving this quickly!
  37. 1 point
    Hi Luigi, Thank you for letting us know. We're actually considering a redesign of that entire page to clarify it and make it more useful. E.g. adding the ability to set security roles when building the team (as discussed in other topics).
  38. 1 point
    Thanks, I will report these issues as bugs
  39. 1 point
    Hi, We have just released a new version of ftrack-connect 0.6.2 (https://www.ftrack.com/portfolio/connect). This is a major release as all ftrack connect plugins have been updated to no longer use our legacy API and instead use the new API. This change will improve performance across the board, as well as lead to a quicker development cycle. In addition, we are including our new Beta plugins for Maya and Nuke built around the open source project, Pyblish (http://ftrack-connect-documentation.rtd.ftrack.com/en/0.1.12/). Backwards compatibility with the old location plugins and actions are achieved through the ftrack-location-compatibility plugin (https://bitbucket.org/ftrack/ftrack-location-compatibility). While old locations and actions will continue to function, we highly recommend that you start looking at migrating your plugins and locations, please have a look at the migration documentation for more information (http://ftrack-connect.rtd.ftrack.com/en/latest/release/migration.html) For more information on what has changed please refer to each updated package: ftrack connect 1.0.1 ftrack connect cinema 4d 0.1.3 ftrack connect hieroplayer 1.1.5 ftrack connect legacy plugins 1.0.0 ftrack connect maya 1.0.0 ftrack connect nuke 1.0.1 ftrack connect nuke studio 1.0.0 ftrack connect rv 3.6 ftrack python legacy api 3.6.0 We hope you enjoy the release. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback. cheers Eric
  40. 1 point
    Hi Remus, This is currently not possible, it is however something we are looking to implement in the near future. I will keep you updated on the progress. cheers Eric
  41. 1 point
    Hi Remus, I would imagine that the user has removed parts of his gnome panels, in particular the applet for tray icons. You could probably add it back manually by right clicking the panel and selecting "Add to panel" and then making sure the panel configuration matches one of your working users , I can sadly not replicate it here as I do not have access to a system with gnome 2. As an alternative you could reset the users gnome panel configuration completely , I believe that can be done by deleting ~/.gconf/apps/panel and all its sub files and folders and then logging in and out, that should force gnome to regenerate the default configuration. cheers Eric
  42. 1 point
    Hi Remus, at the moment this is not possible but I've got a similar request regarding links in the Tasks page. The only concern I can see is a presentation one - that it may be a lot of versions and hard to present them.
  43. 1 point
    Lucas Correia

    AssetBuild Custom Attributes

    Thanks for following up. For future reference, the server version 3.5 requires ftrack-python-api 1.0.4 or higher. Version 1.0.3 will be unable to use custom attributes properly (what ionav experienced) and versions prior to 1.0.3 will fail to initialise the session with a ServerCompatibilityError. For more information, see the migration notes. We are still polishing a few things before we will start to roll out ftrack 3.5 to hosted sites and will be in contact before then.
  44. 1 point
    Is there a way to programmatically update a user's profile picture? Can I (mass) upload user profile pictures via the Users section in the System Settings? I found the information from an individual uploading their profile picture: http://ftrack.rtd.ftrack.com/en/stable/using/getting_started/managing_account.html#configuring-settings But I haven't seen any docs on this anywhere else.
  45. 1 point
    If this is important for you, I think your best option would be to use the layout system: http://ftrack.rtd.ftrack.com/en/stable/administering/managing_layouts.html Note that this is quite advanced but give you a lot of freedom. To make them slightly easier to manage (if you add new custom attributes) you could automate the generation of them.
  46. 1 point
    Yes, if you publish it using the "Render" type in Photoshop you can use the Importer in Nuke to bring it in. Selecting the Type is a bit odd, but if you erase the "Upload" text in the dropdown you should be able select it. See attached screenshot.
  47. 1 point
    Great input and I haven't thought about this before. The reason is that the identity of the object you get is a Task|Shot|Sequence|Folder|etc. and that is how it is cached. When you do the get on TypedContext the backend will figure out the correct subclass entity and return that. When the server request is done it will be merged into whatever exists in the memory cache. If you do this instead you will get it straight from the cache: session.get(entity.entity_type, entity['id']) Using get with TypedContext is good when you do not know the sub-class entity type.
  48. 1 point
    Eric Pinkel

    Schedule Gant Task Grid Highlighting

    We would like to extend the selected task darkened bar to the Schedule Gant View. This would allow us to more easily see the selected task in complex Gant views.
  49. 1 point
    We would like to have the ability to turn snapping on and off in the Schedule Gant view when moving or creating a task. We would like to snap to the end ,or beginning of a task and we would like to snap to a user defined time segment like day, half-day, hour, beginning of week. This would help set up complex sets of tasks. Cheers Eric
  50. 1 point
    Hi, You should be able to use the base class "TypedContext": session.get('TypedContext', id) It will figure out the correct subclass