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  1. Has anyone developed a Softimage plugin they'd be willing to share?
  2. Is there a way to set Manual sort as a default?
  3. Manually Sort - that's done it! Thanks Matt
  4. Thanks Matt - what about the re-ordering issue above?
  5. Also - can I have pre-defined Teams that I can select and assign, rather than adding them manually. Would be nice to have an option to set a Manager(s) for the project when creating new Projects too!
  6. OK, I'm trying to setup these projects, but Milestones are a bit of a pain. I've setup and Template and am manually adding Milestones, but can't drag/re-order the list. How comes?
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    PM Help

    Any likelihood of this happening - would be a REAL big help...
  8. Hi All, Need some guidance setting up some projects templates for our PMs. In a nutshell, I need to create predefined templates that will populate a projects with all the required tasks and milestones. I've setup templates before, however i'm running into a few issues with this one in particular. For reference, the structure of the project goes something like: PROJECT X 1. Project Brief - Create Brief (TASK) - Review Brief (TASK) - Brief Agency (TASK) - Brief Internally (TASK) - Share Brief (TASK) 2. Create Concepts - Receive Concepts (TASK) - Review/Approve Concepts (VERSIONS/REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Share feedback with Agency (TASK) - Approve (REVIEW/APPROVAL) 3. Production Process - Review TV/Video Concepts (VERSIONS/REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Share with Management for Approval (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Send RFP to (min) 3 Production Houses (TASK) - Receive Proposals (TASK) - Review Proposed Treatments (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Review Quotations (TASK) - Select Production House (TASK) - Obtain management Approval (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Raise PR/PO (TASK) - Proceed to Production 4. Production - Use existing template 5. Delivery - Approve Plan & PRF (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Versions approval (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Adaptations (Social, Print etc) (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Final Approval (REVIEW/APPROVAL) - Delivery 6. Reporting - Use existing template OK, a bit convoluted I know - but that's our process. I realise a lot of these are not tasks, merely approvals, or could be Milestones, which is fine. The main issue I have is crafting a template that includes these Milestone - which I haven't figured out how to do. When I add a list of task templates to a project, I can't manually insert Milestones - I can create them separately, but can't re-order the task list according to the hierarchy I want. Also, generally, I'm not able to re-arrange tasks in the list - I try dragging tasks up and down but nothing happens. Any help guys? Thanks Tony
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    PM Help

    Precisely - I understand the approach with planning, as things change over time, however in reality, certainly for us, project planning and project task creation/management would be more productive if the two were linked.
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    PM Help

    Hi all, I've been working recently to introduce some of our project managers to FTrack as we begin to roll-out internally, and I've some questions/feedback around how PM's go about using FTrack. Firstly, there seems to be some confusion as to precisely how PMs should approach FTrack - mostly due to the connection between creating projects and tasks, and the Planning module of FTrack. The main observation is that PM's are predominately the people that setup projects and tasks, and assign users, however the feedback I'm getting is there seems to be a bit of a disconnect, or perhaps a misunderstanding, of how best to use the Planning module. Let me elaborate; - A PM will create a project and related tasks. Artists can pick up those tasks or they can be assigned by the PM; all this done within the projects>tasks module. - PM's often just want to create schedules, tasks, and assign users together; so they use the Planning module. However tasks aren't created in the Planning module, and whatever scheduling they (PMs) do there doesn't seem to be reflected in the actual Project. - Ideally, PMs want to setup a new project, then simply use the Planning module to setup tasks, milestones, delivers etc, and assign resources accordingly - but this isn't how FTrack appears to work. So, can you advise on a detailed walkthrough of how PMs approach using the Planning module of Ftrack, and how that relates to Projects and tasks that are created independently of the Planning module. Thanks Tony
  11. Maybe check you're encoding your H.264s with a color profile. Often happens if you're working in linear color space that you need to embed an sRGB color profile when you export/encode your videos.
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    Just upgraded to version - no Files tab in the sidebar; all I have is Notes, Tasks, Versions, Links, Activities and Info.
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    Version -no sign of the Files tab
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    Doesn't seem to work for me - files don't show up
  15. Does ftrack support .doc and/or .pdf filetypes? Would be useful for uploading project briefs...
  16. Is it possible to assign a project manager(s) when creating a project? It's tedious having to add managers manually after setting up a project.... thanks Tony
  17. Refreshing doesn't solve the problem. Jpegs
  18. Thanks Carl - Actually what we've done is simply used a master folder, and create a new project based on a predefined workflow (as you've described above) each time we receive the new job each month. Cheers T.
  19. Hi Carl, Users can see the upload in the sidebar, but when they click on it, the asset doesn't show up in the Component view - see attached...
  20. Just for some insight into this; I created a new project, and created a folder. Inside the folder I created the tasks. Now since this project is updating previously created artwork, I select the Folder, click Versions in the sidebar, and upload the original artwork for reference. And that's where the problem is - Users can't see the file I've uploaded. Could it be because the version is linked to the Folder, and not to a Task? See attached....
  21. Having trouble getting users to see files i'm uploading. My account access is Admin, and when I upload/publish an asset I can see it, but ordinary Users don't seem to be able to. Something I'm doing wrong? Thanks Tony
  22. We have reoccurring projects to produce film trailers on a monthly basis; is there a workflow in FTrack that can help organise this and other types of projects that are cyclic in nature? How would I best organise and schedule this in FTrack? Thanks Tony