Restricting the ability to rename a shot, task, folder etc...?
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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

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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.

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What if we want to implement renaming? A lot of our projects require us to rename assets, shots, and even sometimes the project name itself. Has anyone implemented a workflow with renaming capabilities or does one already exist in ftrack?

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3 hours ago, Mike said:

What if we want to implement renaming? A lot of our projects require us to rename assets, shots, and even sometimes the project name itself. Has anyone implemented a workflow with renaming capabilities or does one already exist in ftrack?

What do you mean? Automatic renaming? like if you rename something in Ftrack, it should be renamed also on the filesystem?

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32 minutes ago, Remus Avram said:

What do you mean? Automatic renaming? like if you rename something in Ftrack, it should be renamed also on the filesystem?

Exactly

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