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Hi there, I recently switched away from Ftrack to Shotgun because the publishing tools seems so broken and limited in Ftrack. Shotgun does it much better, but the program as a whole is terrible and a pain to use. Ftrack is far superior when it comes to ease of use - with the excepting of publishing. I quickly switched back to Ftrack and now have to figure out a solution to my issue. Both programs seem to have terrible documentation and I can't figure this out. We have a small studio and I am a VFX supervisor. We have a pipeline that works perfectly for a studio our size and I don't want to mess around with it too much. My issue is that Ftrack seems to be be very rigid when it comes to publishing files. It wants to create it's own file structure which in my opinion is a complete disaster. I'm really not sure how anyone works this way. I want the artists to be able to submit shots for review that retain the naming convention of the shot they submitted, and retain the path on our server to the shot. I want to open a group of shots submitted throughout the day in RV - launched from Ftrack and review, annotate and make notes from within RV (on the original shots) that then get transferred to the shot tasks for the artist to see. Pretty straightforward. What I don't want is for Ftrack to copy the shot to some other location on my server, place it in a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder within a folder and rename the file "movie.mov". Before I ask how I can do this, I'm just wondering if someone can just give me a straight up answer if this is even possible. We've spent days trying to solve this. There are very few but broad and unhelpful documents about publishing, but otherwise the internet seems to be devoid of any useful help on this issue. Thank you so much for your help! cheers, Mike Ritchie
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-188.8.131.52 /home/efestolab/packages/backports_ssl_match_hostname/184.108.40.206/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)