VFX Plate Naming Convention for Picture Finishing (DI) Vendors
Before proceeding with your VFX Plate Delivery upload, please ensure that your assets were created and prepared following the requirements outlined in the VFX Plate Naming Best Practices guide.If the naming convention or file types you are using for deliveries on this show differ from what is outlined, please reach out to your Netflix Representative.
Import Profile & Folder Structure
Before using the tool, we will ask to share a sample of the VFX Plate Delivery and folder structure being used on a project. If following the VFX Plate Naming Best Practices guide as recommended above, the default profile should be able to import the assets.
If the VFX Plate Naming and folder structure is different from the guide below, the Netflix team will need to assist to create a custom profile fit for the naming convention/folder structure combination. Please reach out to your Netflix Representative to discuss custom profiles.
Once a profile is established, please do not use a different structure. This will result in a failed import. If a custom profile has been provided and you would like to set it as default on first load, please reference the Custom Default Import Profile User Guide.
Workspace View of Default Folder Structure:
OS X View of Default Folder Structure:
Default Import Profile
All items below should be located directly in the root folder tagged as “Source” when importing from Workspace or Workspace Shares.
ATBP_0A1_010_v001.mov [shotname=ATBP_0A1_010, preview_proxy=ATBP_0A1_010, video=ATBP_0A1_010,version=001]
VFX Plate Folder
ATBP_0A1_010_FG01_v001/ # [vfx_plate_version=ATBP_0A1_010, version=001, plate_name=FG01]
VFX Plate Image Sequences
ATBP_0A1_010_FG01_v001.01000-01045.exr [vfx_plate_version=ATBP_0A1_010, image_sequence=ATBP_0A1_010, element.first_frame=01000, element.last_frame=01045]
Color Data Folder
Color Data Files
VFX Plate Submission Steps
Log into Content Hub, navigate to your project, select the Workspaces tab, and click on the blue Upload button. A pop-up will appear where you can drag and drop, or select your files to upload.
This will kick off the upload via Aspera. After the files have completed uploading, you can check to ensure that all files were uploaded as intended.
Once the upload has started, you can navigate to the Mailbox tab to begin staging your submission. Please note that any files that fail to completely upload will result in the submission failing.
Prepare the submission
Next, navigate to the MAILBOX tab and click “NEW SUBMISSION”. You’ll be prompted to fill out the required fields for this submission:
Once this info has been filled out, simply click “CREATE” to create a new empty submission:
- Submission Type: VFX Plate Delivery
- Vendor: this is the recipient of the submission, you should see the vendor(s) you are working with for VFX in this list. If your vendor is not listed please reach out to your Netflix Representative.
- Submission Name: if you are tracking submissions in a tracking tool, you can use this Submission ID field to correlate this information back to your production management software.
*NOTE - Duplicate Submission IDs are not accepted.
Import the VFX Plates via Workspaces
Once an empty submission has been created, your next step is to attach VFX Plates to the submission. This can be accomplished in two ways, either by Importing these shots from your Workspace, or by browsing the existing VFX Plates in the asset library. We’ll show the instructions for Importing from Workspaces below.
From the details page of the Submission, then choose “Select from Assets Library” by clicking the blue arrow to the right of Import From Workspace:
Once clicked, a window will appear displaying all available assets for import within the project. If your plates are not displaying, please submit a ticket in app and we will troubleshoot with you.
Click the checkbox on the left hand side. Once all shots are selected click the blue “Add” button located in the lower right hand corner of the window.
Once you have added all of the plates you plan to submit to the VFX vendor, simply click the “Submit” button. Upon submitting, a notification email will be sent to the VFX vendor, and the plates will begin automatically downloading on their end. You’re done!
If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, navigate back to the Mailbox by clicking the back arrow or the Mailbox tab header. Then go to “VFX Plate Delivery”.
If you require support, please submit a ticket in app or contact email@example.com for technical issues. Be sure to include as much information as possible such as Project Name, URL, and Workflow.
- Updated formatting to match other articles with high level walkthrough.
- Updated screen shots to match unified pipeline naming
- Updated workflow name to match unified pipeline naming