Welcome#

Anchorpoint is the simplest project management application for VFX, animation and real-time projects. It organizes your assets and tasks in one cohesive app. It is worth to take a look at our changelog.

This tutorial will help you to get a quick start in Anchorpoint. Keep in mind that this document is constantly changing.

What can you do with Anchorpoint#

πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ Collaborate with others#

Your tasks, notes, comments and project status is where your assets are. Create projects and invite others.

  • Assign tasks within your team

  • Create asset and shot overviews

  • Set approvals

  • Use version control

  • Provide visual feedback

πŸ“ Organize your projects#

Use Anchorpoint as a Windows Explorer or Adobe Bridge alternative.

  • Rate footage

  • Use project based favorites to get faster to your desired folders

  • Filter tasks, folders and files by tags, dates, user assignments etc.

πŸ€– Automate your workflows#

Create scripts and distribute them effortlessly across your team. You can use them to convert data, create folder templates or enable integrations to your DCC.

  • Build project templates

  • Set naming conventions

  • Connect to cloud drives

  • Export and import files from your dccs

What do I need to use Anchorpoint#

You need a place for your files. Anchorpoint works like a file browser. This means that your files can be on your local hard drive, a NAS, or your Dropbox. Anchorpoint’s particular strength is that it can track file changes and, like a pipeline tool, link files and tasks.

What happens to my files#

Anchorpoint does not modify them or copy them to a database. Anchorpoint has its own database for metadata that resides in the Anchorpoint cloud. Comments, tags and user information are stored in it. Anchorpoint also has Git integration, so you can connect a Git repository of your choice to Anchorpoint.

Why do I need projects#

To simply browse, projects are not necessary. However, projects give you the following advantages

  • You can invite team members and all of them can see the tags, comments and other attributes.

  • You have a timeline that shows the complete project progress

  • You have navigation aids like a treeview and favorites that only apply to the project.

  • Within a project you can set naming conventions with tokens and you don’t have to rename files at all anymore