We’ve invested our efforts and research to ensure that, straight out of the box, the ftrack platform is as powerful as it can possibly be.
And what does power mean for ftrack? A logical balance of intuitive design and deep functionality. ftrack offers this via its flexibility and the option to manipulate the toolset to suit specific user requirements. We do this via Actions, Widgets and our robust API – three solutions that see ftrack stand apart from the other production tracking tools available.
Actions provide a platform for users to tightly integrate processes such as generating reports, automating repetitive tasks, creating file system structures and much, much more. These Actions appear directly in the ftrack web interface, making them seamlessly accessible and easy to use. With any Action you can also customise parts of the ftrack UI and request additional information from the user before the Actions run (i.e. requesting an email address to send a report to). There’s a lot of depth there – Actions are totally open to your experimentation.
Custom widgets are a great way to transform your ftrack experience. Widgets can be embedded in the dashboard and can be used to perform various Actions, including real-time notification display, events tracking, iframe content display and navigation hosting.
You can see a few examples below:
You will also find links to all of the examples in the above link.
Over the coming months, we will create reusable UI components that you can implement into the UI to build custom widgets, providing a seamless user experience.
Let us know in our forum if you have any feedback or need any help building dashboard widgets. ftrack is a collaborative tool by nature – you can impact on its development!