Flame

Installation

The ShotGrid engine for Flame relies on new integration hooks that were added in Flame 2015 Extension 2. This version of Flame must be used in order for the engine to function. For more info on Flame 2015 Extension 2 (including how to get it), reach out to Flame Support.

The simplest way to get started with the ShotGrid engine for Flame is to set up a new test project with our example pipeline configuration. You can do this by launching the ShotGrid Desktop, running the Project Setup for a new project and choosing the default Flame configuration (in the default configurations section).

Supported Application Versions

This item has been tested and is known to be working on the following application versions:

2016+

Flame Project Setup

The ShotGrid engine for Flame also helps associate the ShotGrid project with a Flame project, and creates it if need be. This is key to the integration, as it ensures data from Flame gets associated with the right things in ShotGrid. As an added feature, the engine provides functionality for managing the naming conventions of Flame projects as well as the other various settings for the project.

When Flame is launched via ShotGrid for the first time, a Flame project creation UI will appear that lets the artist edit the usual settings from the standard Flame project creation screen:

Project

But with the ShotGrid integration, the settings can be pre-populated with pipeline-friendly values, helping artists quickly get the right thing without having to think about it. The defaults can be customized via the project_setup_hook, which supports the following options:

use_project_settings_ui If set to True, the project creation UI will appear. If False, the Flame project will automatically be created based on the rest of the defaults in the hook.

get_server_hostname By default this is set to ‘localhost’, but it can be overridden if desired.

get_project_name By default this is set to the same value as the ShotGrid project, but it can be overridden if desired.

get_volume By default this is set to the first available storage, but it can be overridden if desired.

get_workspace By default Flame will create a default workspace according to its standard workspace creation logic, but it can be overridden if desired.

get_user This will try to associate the user logged into the Flame machine with a user in ShotGrid.

get_project_settings This is where the main Flame settings are configured and the hook helps build the Flame project XML stream. The following parameters must be supplied:

  • FrameWidth (e.g. 1280)
  • FrameHeight (e.g. 1080)
  • FrameDepth (16-bit fp, 12-bit, 12-bit u, 10-bit, 8-bit)
  • FieldDominance (PROGRESSIVE, FIELD_1, FIELD_2)
  • AspectRatio (4:3, 16:9, or floating point value as string)

Proxy settings can also be supplied. For more info, see the Autodesk Wiretap SDK docs!

To view the entire codebase for the project_setup hook, please see our Github repo for the engine.


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