bjoern

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  1. Problem: To give artitst multiple Todo's (notes to be addressed on a task, like comp) you have to create multiple notes and give it the checkbox to track if the note got completed. This makes the feature unusable for allot of notes (from dailies) that you want to track individually. And it takes allot of space in the panel, even if it is just one line of text. I I'm aware that on the road-map is this feature Multiple todos per note / Note checklist" , But because this feature is soooo crucial in my opinion, I propose a very simple (yet powerful) intermediate solution. Until we have the real checklist. Honestly from a day todo use (artist/leads/sup's), I consider it the most important feature on the whole road-map! Solution (Tier -1): Add strike-through formatting. This way a lead/sup can edit there note (a list with a bunch of pulletpoints) and format them as strike-through. Boom, problem of tracking solved :-) Solution (Tier -2): Don't know if that is possible but, An artist can edit someone else note, this way he/she can checkoff (strike-through) a todo them self. Maybe there could be a tick-box that "makes a note editable for others".
  2. I like to use the message system inside ftrack as much as possible to replace email communication. What would help greatly if a message that I send directly to a person (note a note that I attache to an element) has a different shading. Like a lighter Grey for example then everything else. Or a slightly pastel color tone. Cause right now it becomes all a bit of a blur. An even better improvement would be something similar to twist https://twistapp.com Basically a thread selection on the left hand side. (check image) Instead of, again let everything blur together between threads (with msg and notes). So more a rearrangement of what is already there then adding new features, from an artist perspective.
  3. I like to add to this. I used recently shotgun + Toggle. And I would love to see a idle detection. I forgot to stop my timer before probably 4 out of 10 times. Now its worse
  4. thx lorenzo for the response! I looked some time ago at efesto. This looks like some great progress. But I wish this would be tackled internally by ftrack. by the way, the competition is starting with it too: http://nim-labs.com/features/ scroll down to: PROJECT STRUCTURES
  5. To clarify, with "local" I mean that that there is no file handling on the ftrack side. Files are transfered via dropbox and so on. Yes this would leave room for errors. But that is okay, cause having this tool is more important! I know that ftrack connect can do some of these things. But it has its own folder and naming convention. There for it is irrelevant. And customization is to complicated and requires coding knowledge which is flat out ridicules since we are talking about such a basic feature. Maybe not basic from a coding point but basic in the sense that is always the first and most important matter in a production when it comes to data handling. There for it should come out of the box. I know ftrack was not intended as such a tool in the first place... But hey, here you have it. Go get it, make some money with it
  6. I'm looking for a tool, literally for decades. From when I started 20 years ago with Screendesign to motiongraphcs and now VFX supervision. The most basic tool to collaborate is still missing. Disclaimer: The number one requirement for this tool and absolute NO-GO if not present is" a custom folder structure and naming convention". A functionality that allows you to track versions of local files (no physical upload required) and enforces naming conventions. I would want to use it like this -I would transfer files via Dropbox or sync.( Manual user setup) -To make sure everybody has the same entry point in to the project hierarchy . We would use drive-mapping. (Manual user setup) -If I then from for example within Maya Publish, Maya will just save the file and copy it to a publishing folder and tell Ftrack the version. -On Safe ftrack-Connect (or similar) would tell you if your scene name is correct or not. thats it. Anything else is for me simply luxury. If I could program I would have build the tool my self, be by now a millionaire and have bought ftrack to give this tracking tool a nicer UI. If you think I'm kidding you are underestimating the large markets that are in need for such a tool. Freelancers or small studios in Graphic design, motion graphics to 3D, they are all in need. Enforcing your own naming convention and folder structure and having simple file tracking are the basics. Everything else comes second and is not important before this is not there, Out of the Box, without coding!