ftrack review

The new ftrack system makes it easy for CG artists to collaborate.

ftrack
(Image: © Mike Griggs)

Our Verdict

An excellent entry. Easy to use and reliable, with a great playback and approval system and fair pricing.

For

  • Makes collaboration easy
  • Affordable
  • Straightforward to use

Against

  • Limited features compared to other tools

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Every CG artist knows the pain of trying to keep track of design changes that are buried deep within email chains with a subject line like "Client Meeting 12 Dec". Large VFX and CGI studios have appreciated that this is a problem for a while and have switched to using tools such as ftrack as a result, which keeps a record of project management and asset development, as well as handling all internal and external review systems.

While undoubtedly powerful, ftrack’s previous range of options could be a daunting proposition for smaller studios or standalone freelancers who want to keep track of their 3D art only, without all of the other project management tools (and expense) that software like ftrack offers. To meet this demand, ftrack has now released a 'lite' version – ftrack Review.

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

ftrack review

An excellent entry. Easy to use and reliable, with a great playback and approval system and fair pricing.

Mike Griggs

Mike Griggs is a veteran digital content creator and technical writer. For nearly 30 years, Mike has been creating digital artwork, animations and VR elements for multi-national companies and world-class museums. Mike has been a writer for 3D World Magazine and Creative Bloq for over 10 years, where he has shared his passion for demystifying the process of digital content creation.