Anchorpoint is a simple asset manager for VFX, animation and real-time projects. It organizes your files and tasks in one cohesive app. It does not change your workflow and works like a normal file browser on steroids.
Anchorpoint is actively developed. Every 2-3 weeks, we release an update which includes updated features, UX enhancements and bug fixes.
What can you do with Anchorpoint#
Anchorpoint is extremely flexible and can be used in various file-based workflows. Because it works like a file browser, you can use your existing project structures. Here are some suggestions for what you can do with it:
Manage animation, VFX, game and motion graphics projects#
Your tasks, notes, comments and project status is where your assets are. Create projects and invite others.
Organize your projects#
Use Anchorpoint as a Windows Explorer or Adobe Bridge alternative. You can manage your references or your asset library if you work alone or in a team.
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.
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