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As part of the requirements for submitting a delivery to Netflix Animation Studio (NAS), each submission will need to include a standardized CSV manifest file that provides additional metadata about each file in the submission. This data is necessary to enable the automatic ingestion of these files into the Netflix Animation pipeline. 

The filename for each CSV manifest must meet the following naming convention:

  • <project code>_<partner code>_YYYYMMDD_##.csv
    • Example: abc_xyz_20211006_01.csv
      • This is saying ‘This first package was sent on October 6, 2021 from XYZ (Partner Code) on the show ABC (Show Code)’

Per File CSV Field Summary

Below is a list of fields that each partner studio needs to fill out for each file in the submission. Fields marked with an R are required. 

Field Name Example Description Required / Optional
Filename ABC_9400_0100_lgt_v010.%04d.exr The name of the file in the package. R
Relative Path ./lighting_review The path to the file relative to the root directory of the package. R
Link 9400_0100 The name of the NAS ShotGrid (SG) entity (i.e. asset, shot, sequence, episode) that should be used when linking the file in SG. O
Task lgt The task name of the NAS ShotGrid task entity that should be used when linking the file. O
Submitting For REVIEW

The file submission intent. Following are the standardized set of values to use for this field:  

REF - for reference only, not officially in progress at the partner  studio
WIP - in progress, not officially up for review yet but is being shared for discussion

REVIEW - officially up for review, this will count towards a version’s review count
APPROVAL - up for review and potentially good enough to be approved
FINAL - for versions already approved by Netflix

O
Description Addressed all lighting notes The submission note for the file. O
Partner Version v010 The partner studio version number. O
Partner Entity ID 13380293 The unique entity ID that is associated with the file from the partner studio’s asset management. O
Artist Jane Doe The name of the artist at the partner studio who created the iteration. O
Name abc12345 A user-defined field that allows for further disambiguation among like-files. O
Start Frame* 1001 The first frame of a frame sequence. Required when sending an image sequence. O
End Frame* 1050 The last frame of a frame sequence.  Required when sending an image sequence. O
Frame Step* 2 The frame increments between start and end frame of the frame sequence. Required when sending an image sequence. O

* We support the use of the following syntax when specifying a padded 4 digit frame number: 

  • %04d

    • e.g. ABC_9400_0100_lgt_v010.%04d.exr

    • Using the example data from the table (Start Frame 1001, End Frame 1050, Frame Step 2) - this filename will expand out to the following filenames: ABC_9400_0100_lgt_v010.1001.exr, ABC_9400_0100_lgt_v010.1003.exr, ABC_9400_0100_lgt_v010.1005.exr...ect.

CSV Validation 

Once your CSV manifest has been submitted it will be validated to ensure that all files listed in CSV are present in the delivery folder, all files have corresponding rows in the CSV, and that your package only contains a single CSV at the root level. 

Should your CSV fail any of the validation checks the following will happen:

Validation  Action
Not all the files listed in the CSV are present in the delivery folder.  The delivery will continue and an email notification will be sent to both the package recipients and sender informing them that there are missing files. 
Not all the files have corresponding rows in the CSV.  The delivery will continue and an email notification will be sent to both the package recipients and sender informing them that there is missing metadata. 
Your package contains more than one CSV at the root level.  The delivery will fail and an email notification will be sent to the package sender informing them that only one CSV manifest can be specified per submission. 
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