July 21, 2010
Coming up on today’s epsiode:
GridIron’s Software Flow is a very unique program for creative professionals. It’s basically a tool that helps you track and manage all the files that go into creating a project. Let me show you what I mean. So one of the best features flow has to offer is that it allows you to visually see the structure of a project. If you use various programs to create a project, flow can actually see the connection between all the files.
What’s great is that this works for websites, print documents, video composites, just about anything!… So It helps you streamline your workflow, and keeps you on top of your project. So flow looks like this, looks like a cluster right now but we can organize it down so it looks less messy. So I can right click on the images, and select group similar, you’ll notice it groups all the images per file format, JPG, PNG, GIF, very nice! You can also make custom groups. I’ll make all these individual files into a group and I’ll call it downloads. A quick way to see contents in the groups is to right click and select Show Group Contents.. Alright and its starting to look a lot more organized.
Now lets take a look at another example. Here’s a Photoshop file. You can actually see all the layers and bins inside the document, very cool. Here’s an after effects project, same thing, you can see the structure of the composition.
Alright and there you have it. That’s a quick demo of Flow. Now there’s a whole bunch of other features like versioning, time tracking, tagging and bookmarking, but we’ll save that for another episode, so until next time, see you later.