ftrack Connect 2.0 is now available to download – the reimagined desktop application that enables users to integrate ftrack Studio with creative apps, publish assets, and more. Accompanying this new release are two new Nuke and Maya integrations, designed using ftrack’s new pipeline framework.
ftrack Connect is an integral part of the ftrack experience. The desktop platform has many uses, but to summarize, the software visualizes high-level API functionality so artists can easily connect with the ftrack ecosystem. Over the past year, we’ve been working hard to improve and evolve Connect with a new 2.0 version designed to simplify and increase the ease of use of the Connect platform. And we’re pleased to say that Connect 2.0 is available for your projects today!
ftrack Connect 2.0 is designed to support today’s VFX pipelines and remove friction from production and pipeline TD workflows. With Connect 2.0, it’s easier to launch integrations, find what you need quickly, and help artists to get up and running on projects in a way that makes sense to them.
ftrack Connect 2.0’s new plugin manager also hosts two new ftrack Studio integrations with Nuke and Maya 2022+. These integrations have been created with ftrack’s new pipeline framework and are just the first steps toward overhauling and improving all of ftrack Studio’s existing integrations. You can learn more about this below.
ftrack Connect 2.0
Here’s what we’ve added to and improved in ftrack Connect 2.0:
New Nuke and Maya integrations
Connect 2.0 launches alongside two new ftrack Studio integrations with Nuke and Maya 2022+. These integrations work seamlessly with the most recent versions of Nuke and Maya and can be accessed and downloaded from Connect 2.0’s new Plugin Manager.
ftrack Studio’s new Nuke and Maya integrations are built on ftrack’s new Pipeline Framework – a new way of building, delivering, and updating integrations with ftrack Studio. In addition, integrations are now separated from the ftrack Connect launcher and instead use a listener approach to inject themselves into the starting application. By self-containing integration logic into the integration itself rather than the launcher, it’s much simpler to utilize multiple integrations, debug, and customize. Expect many more in the months to come!
Here’s what you can do with ftrack Studio’s new Nuke and Maya integrations and the new Pipeline Framework:
We hope you enjoy ftrack Connect 2.0 and this first glimpse at our new Pipeline Framework for integrations. Although Connect 2.0 has already received more than a year’s worth of development, we are only at the start of this process. Over the months to come, we will continue to update Connect 2.0, deliver more enhanced ftrack Studio integrations, and work to reduce friction in your creative workflows.
Our main goals here are to support today’s creative pipelines, reduce artist admin, and make it easier than ever for artists to update project progress. If you would like to let us know how Connect 2.0 does or doesn’t meet these aims, please do let us know. Your feedback is invaluable as we further improve Connect 2.0 for modern workflows.