Changelog#

May 27, 2022 0.9.305#

Hotfix Update

This update includes an important bug fix for the template action and some other smaller fixes.

  • Fixed template action

  • Fixed freeze on path editing in breadcrumbs

  • Fixed slow new folder creation

  • Fixed wrong displayed label on folded card blocks

May 24, 2022 0.9.303#

๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿป โšฝ Icons

This update brings color to Anchorpoint. Folders and Cards (renamed from Tasks) can now be color coded and an icon can be set.

In addition, the settings have been changed so that members can be managed in the entire workspace.

  • Members can be added and removed

  • Members can be temporarily deactivated

  • You can assign roles to members so that they can also create projects

  • Subscription settings can be viewed

  • If a project is created, all members of the workspace can be added at once.

Other changes

  • The default view for folders and files can now be defined

  • Developer settings (console, Python modules, documentation) are now in the action settings

Python Updates

  • Attribute change triggers are now possible. With the change of an attribute an action can be triggered

  • New Drive and Drive contextmenu Actions. Actions can now be triggered for creating new drives and via the drive contextmenu

May 05, 2022 0.9.300#

โœณ๏ธ Attribute filtering

With this update, flexible filters can be applied to attributes. You can sort your footage, organize task lists or just hide unnecessary folders. The following options are possible:

  • Add various attributes filters on top of each other

  • Set rules like โ€œincludeโ€ or โ€œexcludeโ€

  • Filter by the active user, so that everyone sees only the tasks they are assigned to, for example

  • Date filters allow options like โ€œtodayโ€, โ€œthis monthโ€ or โ€œnext monthโ€.

  • A โ€œHideโ€ option allows to quickly hide selected tasks, folders or files

  • The quick filter is accessible via the โ€œCtrl-Fโ€ shortcut

April 20, 2022 0.9.204#

Small Improvements

This update improves the navigation from the timeline to the attribute changes in your project.

๐Ÿ› Squashed Bugs:

  • Time Tracking Attribute is updating the timeline way too frequent

  • Time Tracking Attribute on tasks UX hiccup

April 15, 2022 0.9.203#

Better Action distribution and performance updates

This update includes a better activation and distribution of Actions for end users and technical directors, who write their own Actions.

๐Ÿš„ Better performance

  • Attributes are loading faster in the browser

  • A tile view in the folder display

  • Folders and files are displayed faster when browsing

โš™๏ธ Action activation and distribution

  • Actions can be easily activated and deactivated via the Actions menu

  • Actions can be imported directly via a GitHub link or a folder

  • Actions are bundled in packages. Each package can be provided with an icon, description and tutorial. The source code can be viewed and modified directly from the action.

  • Actions support event callbacks so that you donโ€™t have to modify the action source directly

  • Each action has their own settings script that can be registered to adjust the behavior of an action

  • Actions can be activated on โ€œNewโ€ buttons in folders and files

  • Action dialogs allow description text and hiding of parameters

Check out the Action Documentation for more info

โš™๏ธ Example Actions

  • Create new file and folder structures from templates

  • Render thumbnails for Blender using Eevee

  • Map (mount) folders as drives to avoid issues with absolute file paths

  • Coding templates and utilities

Other improvements

  • Problems with Cinema 4D and Maya when starting from Anchorpoint have been fixed

  • The project join workflow has been improved. The path to the project is shared among the team so that your teammates donโ€™t have to re-enter the path.

  • Fixed issues with network drive handling

  • Fixed issues with shortcuts (e.g. space)

  • Fixed crashing issues in the tour

April 4, 2022 0.9.201#

Hotfix Update

This update includes an important bug fix and small improvements.

  • Tour videos can now be played. In the previous release there were many problems

  • Treeview update fixes

  • Solved crash issue on image sequence stack

  • Paste from Clipboard shows a progress

  • Task attachments can be deleted

  • Pixel graphics with low resolution can be displayed correctly. You have to enable the option โ€œOriginal Thumnbnail Image Resolutionโ€ in the preferences.

March 31, 2022 0.9.200#

Bug fixes and better onboarding

With this update we want to make it easier for new users to get started with Anchorpoint.

๐Ÿ’ฐ An option to buy Anchorpoint

We also need to earn money :) You have the opportunity to support us and get a 30% discount. Just click on the Buy button in the application.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Demo content

Take a look at an example project to see how tasks, attributes, versions and reviews can be used. We kept the size small, so you can download it quickly and get started.

โœ”๏ธ Interactive tour

To make Anchorpoint easier to explore, markers are displayed on specific buttons, each playing a short explainer video on how a feature works.

Other improvements

  • Receive a notification when you are added to a project

  • Hold SHIFT to drop and move files into Anchorpoint

  • Create your own avatar

March 21, 2022 0.9.110#

Hotfix Update

This is a hotfix update that fixes two issues that were introduced with the latest update:

  • Python apsync module cannot be found on Windows

  • Attribute Tag Menu is broken on files

March 17, 2022 0.9.109#

Global Attributes and updated Review Tools

With this update, all attributes are global instead of local.

โš ๏ธ Previous attributes are no longer available and must be recreated. Sorry for this inconvenience. This is the last time we will make a system change without migration.

๐Ÿท๏ธ Global Attributes

  • Attributes of any kind (meta data, file names, custom attributes) can be sorted among each other and shown or hidden.

  • Added attributes can be used in different locations

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Review Updates

  • Drawings on images and videos are synchronized instantaneously. Comments are no longer required.

  • New Shorctus for video playback

    • SHIFT+Space: Play

    • SHIFT+Left: Previous frame

    • SHIFT+Right: Next frame

    • CTRL+Right: Last frame

    • CTRL+Left: First frame

    • ALT+Right: Next keyframe

    • ALT+Left: Previous keyframe

  • Reviews on videos now support keyframes. Animation sequences can be drawn on videos.

  • Onion Skinning option for animation feedback

February 28, 2022 0.9.107#

Instant Refresh, Mentions and Push Notifications

This update brings important project management features. Team members can now be notified and the task system has been further improved.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Notifications

  • Use @mentions to notify your team members. This works in any comment field.

  • Anchorpoint shows where you have been mentioned.

  • Every change that your team member makes (changing attributes, modifying tasks) will appear instantaneously on your screen.

โญ Task updates

  • Tasks now have favorites

  • Drag&Drop on task entries is now possible

  • Tasks have a screenshot tool to quickly attach images to a task

๐ŸŽจ UX improvements

  • Paste from Clipboard creates a file in the browser

  • The Welcome / Home Page shows an extensive feature overview

  • Background options (white, grey, black, transparent) are available in Preview

February 10, 2022 0.9.106#

File Support in Tasks and Timeline Updates

Manage projects with Anchorpoint

๐Ÿ“ Files in Tasks

  • You can now drag files into tasklists.

  • Files outside the project are automatically copied into the project

  • New versions are shown automatically

  • Reviews are shown automatically

โฒ๏ธ Timeline updates

  • Attributes are shown in the timeline

  • Entries are grouped to provide a better overview

  • Reviews are shown directly in the timeline

๐ŸŽจ UX improvements

  • Icons look better

  • Tag menu improvements

  • Compact mode supports Task Activity

January 25, 2022 0.9.105#

Timeline, Shortcuts, and Python

This update ships with many great features:

  • The Timeline shows recent activity of your Project (Reviews, Tasks, Comments)

  • Shortcuts are shown in the Anchorpoint Browser

  • A preference to disable autoplay videos and GIFs in the browser or preview page

  • A first version of the Cinema 4D plugin, introducing a simple way to write your own plugins

  • Many enhancements to the Python API:

January 12, 2022 0.9.104#

Task System and Version Control Enhancements

Happy new year ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿฅณ

We are starting the new year with some great improvements:

  • Create a new version of your file and open it with a single click

  • Start discussions on your tasks with your teammates ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

  • A User Attribute to tag users on files, folders and tasks

  • Update to Python 3.9

December 15, 2021 0.9.102#

Bug fixing and Sequence Stack Toggle

๐Ÿ› A small hotfix update that fixes:

  • the โ€œCreate Project Dialogโ€ path selection

  • crash on multiselection changes on attributes

The update also contains a toggle for Sequence Stacks in the browser. The toggle state is shared with all project members when toggled in a project folder. Sequence Stacks are disabled by default now.

December 13, 2021 0.9.101#

New UI and Tasklists

๐ŸŒบ Anchorpoint should not feel so heavy. So we have completely adapted the interface again. The preview page is undocked (like in the macOS Finder) and can be closed via space.

๐Ÿ“ We finally have tasklists (or TODO lists ;) ) You can now create tasklists in every folder and assign attributes to them.

Here again an overview

  • The Delete Files popup can be turned off in the preferences

  • Autoplay of videos can be turned off in the preferences as well

  • The scrolling state is saved

  • The video position is saved

  • Projects can now be created directly from the project list

  • Colors, layouts and spacing in the UI have been adjusted

  • The Compact Mode can be turned on and off with Tab

  • In Compact Mode Anchorpoint can be pinned and stays always on top

  • The preview page is opened and closed with Space

  • Versions and comments load faster

  • Fullscreen mode

  • Tasklists can be created in folders

  • Tasklists can be checked by users

  • Attributes show who has checked a task and when

  • Attributes can be added to tasklists

  • Attributes work on sequence entries

Actions

  • DCCs can be started via actions with dedicated enviroment variables

  • Actions can be deactivated

  • Actions work on multiselection

  • Settings (credentials, custom paths to DCCs) entered by the user are stored in a settings store accessible via Python

November 27, 2021 0.9.100#

Python updates, offline mode and other little fixes

โš ๏ธ Due to a database change all meta data (project names, tags and comments) has to be recreated

This update focuses on the Python API. It is now much easier to build user interfaces with Python. A console and automatic reloading of scripts makes Python development much faster.

  • Python console

  • Python api updates for simple gui building

  • Action examples on GitHub

  • Full offline functionality (you can edit metadata when being offline)

  • Horizontal scrolling in list

  • Easier attribute editing in grid view

  • A pinned app icon does not create a new instance of Anchorpoint

  • Support for alpha channel in videos

November 12, 2021 0.9.8#

Bug fixing and some small UX enhancements

A smaller update that focuses on important fixes:

  • Open in New Tab is available in favorites, drives, and projects

  • PSD colorspace fixes

  • Fixes multiple unicode issues when the OS username contains a unicode character like รค, namely:

    • Fixed a bug where the Anchorpoint login did not work

    • Fixed a bug where the Action system failed to initialize

November 08, 2021 0.9.6#

Bug fixing and adressing UX issues

๐Ÿ‘ช User Account and Workspace Management is implemented

You can log in and out now. You can give your workspace a name and invite other users to the workspace. If they donโ€™t have an anchorpoint account, they will get an invitation email.

  • Open in New Tab is available everywhere

  • New folder creation has been improved

  • Comments show an edited state

  • A lot of fixes regarding UNICODE issues on macOS

  • The preview shows the fullres image

  • Project invites are highlighted with a badge

October 29, 2021 0.9.5#

The new Anchorpoint

This update includes:

๐Ÿ”ข Version Control for incremental saves

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Drawing and commenting on versions

๐Ÿ… A lot of UX improvements

This is the first update after a major rebuild of Anchorpoint. Version control is possible with incremental saves and allows collaboration on shared drives such as Dropbox etc. The first iteration of feedback tools is also available.

Git functionality is disabled for now and will be added back in a later update.


Anchorpoint Pre-Beta

November 8, 2021 0.9.60#

Bugfixes

This update includes:

๐Ÿ› Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug that deletes project entry in workspace when loading of project failed with error

October 10, 2021 0.9.59#

Bugfixes

This update includes:

๐Ÿ› Critical bug fixes:

  • Fixed two import bugs on pushing and restoring files

September 10, 2021 0.9.58#

Bugfixes

This update includes:

๐Ÿ› Many bug fixes, most importantly:

  • Fix a bug when switching branches

  • Fix git ignore for Unreal Engine 5

  • Some fixes for drag and drop behaviour

August 25, 2021 0.9.57#

Wrapped Attributes

Preview Image

This update includes:

๐ŸŒฎ Attribute Cells can be wrapped so that longer content is displayed in multiple lines

โœ๏ธ Adjusted the UI lingo to be closer to git terminology

๐Ÿ› Many bug fixes, most importantly:

  • Add git ignore files through the action context menu did not work on Windows

  • Pushing to a public git repository with no write access did not show an appropriate error message

August 5, 2021 0.9.54#

The only good bug is a dead bug

A pure bugfix release ๐Ÿ›

July 24, 2021 0.9.54#

Audio, Video, โ€ฆ and Snakes

"Anchorpoint Video Preview"

This update includes

๐ŸŽต Audio previews in the browser

๐Ÿ“บ Video previews in the browser

๐Ÿ First iteration of the Anchorpoint Action System

๐Ÿ› Lots of fixes

July 13, 2021 0.9.53#

More previews, a date picker and demo content

This update includes

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Display of native previews from macOS Finder or Windows Explorer

๐Ÿ“… A Date Attribute

โ›” The possibility to delete Workspaces

๐Ÿ“š Demo content shipped with Anchorpoint (You can view everything without downloading the content at all)

June 29, 2021 0.9.51#

Bugfixes

This update fixes several critical issues ๐Ÿ›

  • Fixed multiple crashes, especially when computing previews for Photoshop and OpenEXR files

  • Fixed an issue with frequent timeline reloading

  • General improvements

June 21, 2021 0.9.50#

Collaborate in a team using GitHub & be more lazy with auto generated publishing messages

This update includes

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Anchorpoint works with GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket and Azure Devops. Work in a team using these hosting providers to version your projects!

๐Ÿค– Automatic messages โ†’ All version messages are optional now. If you donโ€™t write anything, Anchorpoint will generate an automatic message for you

โ˜‘๏ธ A checkbox attribute

June 12, 2021 0.9.49#

More Attributes & UX Improvements

โฑ๏ธ The Time Tracking Attribute allows to measure time on a task. It can be added to any file or folder. It logs time based on the date.

๐Ÿ”— The Link allows to paste hyperlinks which can be opened with a single click

๐Ÿ“ Drag&Drop got improved when moving multiple files and folders

๐Ÿ—œ๏ธ List Rows adjust themselves based on the Attribute content (e.g. Textfield and Multiple Choice Tag)

๐Ÿ› Fixed multiple crashes and freezes

June 2, 2021 0.9.46#

Attribute System & Proper Multiselection

๐Ÿท๏ธ Tags, notes and ratings can now be created on files and folders. What you see on the Anchorpoint website can now finally be done in the app.

๐Ÿ“ Copy&Cut and Paste as well as Drag&Drop works on multiple files.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Additionally, browsing performance has been improved. Images are now displayed faster.

May 25, 2021 0.9.45#

Image sequences and a rename folder command

Anchorpoint is able to display image sequences automatically. Sequences can be expanded and collapsed and can detect missing images within the sequence. Finally it is possible to rename folders in Anchorpoint. Large LUT data can now be versioned without problems.

May 17, 2021 0.9.44#

Bugfixes and logo refreshment

This is a small update which delivers some fixes for mac font rendering.