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HI, I've got a problem with some logical usage of ftrack in commercial workflow. Maybe you guys can help me out with that. I cant find a way to do that. 

Since we do mostly tv commercials - the lifespan of a project is from 3 days to 2-3 months. Sometimes there is just 1 artist needed, other bigger projects require 10+ users. 
So in easy project I do not divide 1 commercial into more than 1 task - for example ONLINE/COMPOSITING.  That is easy to manage, even if we got 2-3 edits in one project I go very small hierarchy. Then when part of the work is finished they guy uploads a video for review under /PROJECT/SEQUENCE/TASK - fe 333_commercial/30s_01/compositing - that is all good. 

But ... when it comes to a harder project we divide shots on 1 task per shot or even deeper. So there are 5 or more people working on 1 project at the same time.  But ... Not all of them create review files since they are working on parts of the image. 1 of them is doing main comp, most of the time the same guy that does the comp for every other shot, and creates WIP version of entire commercial. So the review movie is only in 1 of the tasks for the entire project sequence. 

The problem is when I review in ftrack review all notes goes only into that one task. How can I propagate the notes - make each note go to corresponding shot / task based only on 1 MOV in review. So the notes gets delivered to right people.  It would be best to do it at the time of review - just have an option to override the task target for each note. 


 

Another thing that is making me wonder - is there a way to create a default thumbnails based on category of task or name of such task. 

Is there a way to automatically propagate a thumbnail from shot level to all the tasks that are bellow in hierarchy ?  


Is there a way to create PDF files from notes with thumbanils in one of the tasks ?  
I tried to create a task view that will work like that, but could not  - only saw 1 note for a task selected. 


Thanks in advance 

 

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Another thing that is making me wonder - is there a way to create a default thumbnails based on category of task or name of such task. 

You could do this an event plugin; http://ftrack.rtd.ftrack.com/en/latest/developing/events/overview.html

 

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Is there a way to automatically propagate a thumbnail from shot level to all the tasks that are bellow in hierarchy ?  

Again you could do this with an event plugin, or an action.  This is the action you would need; 

As for event plugin, we use this; https://github.com/tokejepsen/ftrack-event-plugins/blob/master/task_thumbnail.py

Might be good to look at this; https://github.com/tokejepsen/ftrack-event-server, you are going to use multiple event plugins.

 

Hope this helps:)

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Is there a way to create PDF files from notes with thumbanils in one of the tasks ?   I tried to create a task view that will work like that, but could not  - only saw 1 note for a task selected. 

You can select the "Notes list" attribute in the Tasks spreadsheet and then select the cell formatting option "Notes List 3 items". If you export this view to a PDF you should see the notes, it should also include the thumbnails. See http://ftrack.rtd.ftrack.com/en/latest/using/understanding_spreadsheets.html#formatting-cells 

Are you using the internal (ftrack review) system or "Client reviews"?

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