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Additional filetype request: PDF

We often debate a lot in our game development team, while we individually do internal announcements as well. We often happen to find ourselves with subjects that does not necessarily emerge from the Maniphest section, and what normally would suit a general messaging board. The Phame section would actually have been acceptable if the happened to support the internal comment system. We don't want to rely on external solutions like Disqus, as it's not supported by the search system, among other reasons.

When it comes to evaluation and critique of graphical assets, the Pholio section served us well so far. But similarly, we often deal with different types of assets, which also includes audio for instance. A complete digital asset management would be great in this case.

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If we expanded Pholio to support other types of assets (sounds, videos, 3d models?) would that be a good fit for the second use case? I'm not sure how sophisticated we can make some of the interactions (inline commenting on 3d models might get tricky) but we could probably get 80% of the way there pretty easily.

Or are you more interested in more like a "Library" of assets -- sort of a fancier version of Files, with better support for categorizing/tagging/organizing things?

I think we planned for internal comments on Phame at some point, we might just need to finish gluing them together.

Both are excellent suggestions, and it can be hard to choose between them. But so far, I'm favoring on "Pholio" to be expanded first, seeing that we use it frequently.

Annotation interactions around sound and video assets can be done by highlighting/marking a timestamp in similar fashion as SoundCloud and YouTube, and these JavaScript libraries would come in handy for the purpose:

When it comes to 3D models, WebGL supports the Wavefront (*.obj) format, and similarly there's a JavaScript library that nicely utilize this API to make annotations an easy feat:

If you eventually decide to expand the "Files" section as a "Library", it would be nice to see if the comment system were synchronized/integrated with "Pholio", if that's feasible.

chad renamed this task from Feature Request: Messaging Board (Forum) and Digital Asset Management to Enhance Pholio/Files for additional File Types.Nov 6 2013, 4:29 PM
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I think it's reasonable to do this in two steps. First being just being able to display/render more file types (video, audio, 3d). Annotation could come sometime after that. I don't have any real ETA though, as Pholio is further down on our current roadmap, but adding even just video and audio files seems reasonable easy.

Reasonable indeed. It more or less matches how I pictured it. :)

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