Previewing at SIGGRAPH, new version releases this Fall focusing on collaborative workflows.
Stockholm, Sweden -- ftrack, a project management platform for the creative, visual effects and animation industries announced version 3.0 and will be showing previews at the SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, August 11-14.
Working closely with existing customers including The Mill, Cinesite, MPC Commercials and ZeroVFX, ftrack has focused on enhancing an already intuitive workflow while expanding the tools for multi-location pipelines and deeper integration with key VFX software packages.
The 3.0 release will provide numerous new features and improvements, including a further refined user interface and a focus on collaborative workflows with seamless asset syncing between multiple locations and the introduction of global filters to quickly narrow scope.
Deeper pipeline integration includes a more robust API and a standalone publishing application that has been designed to allow quick and easy publishing outside of any host application.
Additional features include improved time tracking tools for artists and review and approval tools to allow outside clients to annotate and communicate efficiently with production.
Working with key software partners will also see deeper forthcoming integration with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline, Imagineer Systems’ Mocha and Cospective’s Cinesync. In addition, ftrack is collaborating with The Mill on development of plug-ins for NUKE and HIERO to provide a smoother, more intuitive experience for artists using ftrack in these applications.
The version 3.0 announcement comes in the wake of recent major client adoptions; The Mill has selected ftrack as its worldwide production management solution across all of its studios in the UK and USA, while Germany HQ’d Mackevision has purchased a site license and migrated all of its existing production management tools over to ftrack for both its design visualization and VFX projects.
Fredrik Limsater, CEO of ftrack comments: “We are committed to developing an easy-to-use, intuitive solution for all aspects of production management and are excited to share many roadmap features forthcoming in version 3.0. We’re well aware of the growing industry trend towards projects utilizing both production and creative resources in multiple locations and have designed ftrack 3.0 to sit as a seamless solution within this environment.”
Users interested in seeing a SIGGRAPH preview or in participating in the 3.0 beta can contact firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). ftrack will also be hosting a happy hour/demo on Tuesday, Aug 12th from 4-6pm at Rogue Wetbar & Kitchen by the Vancouver Convention Center.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.