Versioning of an asset is a simple process. It goes as shown below:
When adding a new version, including its description is mandatory. In addition, the user can add or change the status of the version and add a comment. Learn more about the Workflows feature.
Each version added to the Version Control automatically goes along with a preview of the local content (if available). Alternatively, the user can add a custom version preview like this:
Custom version preview can be added by simple drag & drop or browse.
Multiple assets can be versioned simultaneously to streamline the workflow, as shown:
Versioning multiple assets.
When there is no Version Control system in place, users tend to iterate (create new versions) on their assets simply by creating new files, usually with the same name followed by a consecutive number (e.g., asset.max, asset_01.max, asset_02.max, etc.) or more or less complex versioning naming convention.
Version Control in Connecter is designed to accommodate this production workflow providing users with the added value of true versioning without forcing them to abandon already established processes. An easy drag & drop interaction allows the content of an asset to be used to add a new version for another versioned asset, as explained below:
Adding a new version using the content of another asset.
Version Control in Connecter assumes the preferred use case is when users make iterations (changes) directly on the assets without making any additional files for each new version. When the content of a versioned asset is updated, the status of the diamond icon changes to indicate the current content isn’t versioned, and the artist can add it as a new version.
Adding a new version from updated content.
A new version can also be added from the Version Control Details interface.
Adding a new version from the Version Control Details interface.