Creating and managing projects

It all starts with a project. This could be an animated film, a visual effects job, a game, or any other logical container that has its own Shots, Assets, Levels, Tickets, Sequences, Elements, and so forth.

Creating a project

From the projects page, it's easy to make a new project. Just click on the “+ Project button.”

Projects page

Enter in your project name and choose a template to use as the default settings for your new project.

Project template

You use the advanced form to add information about your project, such as whether your project is active or on hold.

Advanced project form

You can customize this form, either by clicking “Configure project form fields” in the form itself, or by going to Project Form via the Admin menu < Default Layouts < Project < Project Form.

Default project form

On the Project Form page, select “Configure layout…” to add and rearrange fields. You can also choose whether a field is optional or required to fill out when creating a new project.

Field properties

Don’t forget to save the form after you’ve made your changes.

Managing your projects

Projects page

On the Projects page, you can sort and group your projects.

Sort and group projects

Projects menu

Click on the Projects menu in the Global Nav bar to display a list of your recently visited projects and projects you are involved in. Hover over each project to access a list of links to things you’re tracking, like Shots and Assets.

Project menu

Note: All projects you are assigned to will be listed in the navigation, so if you are part of a lot of projects, you may need to scroll to see the “View All Projects” and “New Project…” options.

 

Project templates

When creating a new project, you can either use a project template, or you can duplicate an existing project.

Note: You can also archive projects you would like hidden from your site.
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