Managing File Types


Applications with registered protocols (e.g., .mb for Maya or .mov for RV) can be configured in ftrack Studio to launch the application from the Components tab in the Sidebar or when clicking a Version's thumbnail.



As an example, when protocols are set up, thumbnails and links can be clicked to bring up a QuickTime clip in RV or a Maya file in Maya.

Please note: Clickable thumbnails are always linked to the ‘main’ component.


Creating a File Type

To create a new file type, go to System settings > General Settings > File types and click the Create button.

This will open an Add dialog, requesting to fill in the information.


Requested fields:

Name - Name of the file type, e.g Maya or QuickTime.

Extension - Extension of the file, e.g .mb or .mov

Protocol - Protocol to use, e.g http;//, file:// or rvlink://


Once you have entered the requested details, click the Create button.

Tip: See also using actions, for a more flexible way of launching applications without configuring protocol handlers.


Editing or Removing a File Type

To edit or remove a File Type, move the mouse over the corresponding row, and buttons for the actions will appear.

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