Asset Details

Asset details can be accessed by clicking on the asset information in the asset list, clicking a row in the asset grid, or by clicking on a board in the asset board view.

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At the top of the info panel will be the asset name along with an ellipsis menu. Click on the ellipsis menu for Edit, Delete, and Close panel options.

If an image has been uploaded for the asset icon, it will be displayed here. If no asset image has been uploaded, no image will be displayed. For more details, please refer to the Icon section of the documentation.

Below the asset icon (if available) will be a series of buttons to open the details of asset related objects. These include:

To edit the asset details, click on the ellipsis menu in the asset info panel and choose Edit. Make the necessary changes and click the Save button at the bottom of the info panel to save your changes. Click the Cancel button to return without saving changes.

Available asset options include:

Security Groups

Security groups define which users have access to the asset information. Only users who are in the attached security groups will be able to see or edit this asset. You can add multiple security groups to an asset. Please refer to the Security Groups section of the documentation for more information.

Status

Displays the current asset status

Description

A brief description of the asset

Custom Fields

Any defined asset custom fields will be available for editing in the asset info panel

Delete an asset entry by clicking the ellipsis menu in the asset panel, and selecting Delete. You will be prompted to confirm deletion of the asset.

Icon

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If an image has been uploaded for the asset icon, it will be displayed here. If no asset image has been uploaded, no image will be displayed.

To upload an asset icon click on the Upload Image button, or drag and drop and image from the desktop. The image will be uploaded and appear at the top of the info panel when complete.

Status

The asset status can be assigned via drag and drop or directly through the asset info panel. Asset statuses are defined in the Admin > Assets - Status menu. For more information on defining asset statuses please refer to the Status section of the documentation.

Drag and Drop

To update the asset status by drag and drop, click on the nim_status_button button from the asset toolbar in any of the asset views. This action will load the Asset Assignment panel.

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To assign a status to an asset click and hold on the status drag handle and drag and drop on the desired asset. To cancel a drag action, either drop the item back onto the Status list or press the escape button before releasing the drag handle.

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Note

In the grid or board view, you can multi-select assets by holding the shift key and clicking the assets to select a range or use the Command or Ctrl key depending upon your OS to select non-sequential assets. Then drag and drop the status to assign to all selected assets simultaneously.

Info Panel

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To update the asset status via the asset info panel, click on the ellipsis menu and select Edit to enter edit mode. Then change the Status dropdown to any of the available options and click the Save button at the bottom of the info panel to save your changes. Click the Cancel button to return to the view mode without saving changes.

Associated Task Status

If the asset status has an associated task status, all task statuses on the asset will be updated to the associated task status when the status is applied to an Asset. If the status has no associated task status, the asset tasks will not be modified.

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For more information on defining associated task statuses, please refer to the Status section of the documentation.

Elements

The asset Elements panel contains all elements that have been saved to this asset or any tasks attached to this asset via NIM Connectors or added manually here through the UI. Elements are generic entities that may be associated with an asset, shot, task or render. Elements can be of any user defined type from the list of element types created in Admin > Elements - Types. Additionally, elements can be marked as published for filtering purposes.

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For more information about elements, please refer to the Elements section of the documentation.

Files

The asset Files panel contains all files that have been saved to this asset via NIM Connectors or added manually here through the UI. Files in NIM are considered scene or source files from applications that are used to create an asset or shot. These files are logged directly to the asset or shot from within the Asset or Shot Details.

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For more information about files, please refer to the Files section of the documentation.

Review

The asset Review panel contains all review items uploaded to this asset or tasks attached to this asset. Review allows users to upload video, still images, and PDF documents for markup and notes. These review items are available to all users within a given context, such as a job, asset, or shot, so any comments can be shared easily with all team members. Whiteboarding tools allow users to write directly on video frames, stills, or PDF pages and save the markup as individual notes that can be exported in PDF form or emailed directly through the rule based notifications.

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For more information about the review tools please refer to the Review section of the documentation.

Notes

Notes can be assigned to assets by clicking on the latest asset note in the list view, or by clicking the Notes button in the asset info panel. Accessing asset notes via the list view will load the Asset Notes panel. Accessing asset notes via the asset info panel Notes button will open the notes in a larger detail view. Both views display the same information including a full list of notes that have been added to the asset along with the user that created the note, and the date and time it was created.

The Note Info Panel is a condensed view allowing for inline viewing with other assets and tasks.

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The Note Detail Panel is an expanded view providing additional room for viewing and editing notes.

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Create Note

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To add a note, click the ADD NOTE button at the top of the Asset Notes panel, or click the ellipsis at the top right of the notes detail panel and choose Add Note from the popup menu.

A new note will appear at the top of the notes panel with a blank text area to enter the note. The date/time and owner of the note is set automatically.

When done entering the note, click the nim_accept_button button at the bottom of the text area to save the new note, or click the nim_cancel_button to cancel without saving the note.

Upon saving, the new note will appear in the asset notes list.

Any users who have NIM open and are attached to the note via replies or assignment will receive a popup notification in their browser and the notes button in the NIM toolbar will be highlighted.

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Mark As Read

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The indicator icon to the top left of the each note and reply denotes the “Read” state of the note. If the note or reply has been marked as read, then the icon will be grey. If note is unread, then the icon will be highlighted.

To change the read state of an individual note, click on the indicator icon. This will toggle the note from its current read state to being read or unread respectively.

To mark all notes as read, click on the Mark All Read button at the top of the Asset Notes panel. If you are viewing notes in the notes detail panel, or click the ellipsis at the top right and choose Mark All Read from the popup menu.

Mark Note Addressed

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To mark a note as addressed, click on the nim_addressed_button button at the top right of the note.

The note will now have a check mark to indicate the note has been addressed. Click the checkmark again to unmark the note.

Reply to Note

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To reply to a note, click on the nim_reply_button button at the right of the note you wish to reply to.

A text area will open at the bottom of the parent note to enter a nested reply. Click the checkbox below the input field to save your reply, or the cancel button to return to the view without saving the reply.

Replies to a note are indented and contained below the parent note.

Embedded Media

In addition to text, notes can contain visual reference to embedded online content. In the example below a Vimeo embeded link is entered as the body of the note. Once saved the video will appear inline with the rest of the notes.

Example:

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