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Web Control Center Reference

File Menu

Command Description

Manage Uploaded/Exported Files

Opens the Exchange Manager, where you can upload zip files from your computer or download zip files exported from Web Control Center.

NOTE: This command is not available on tablets.

Environment Menu

Command Description

Create

Lets you create an environment and set the rights for modifying scene assets.

Delete

Lets you delete an environment from the database. This command is only available if the environment does not contain any jobs or scenes. If it does, they must be deleted before the environment can be deleted.

Change Asset Lock

Lets you set the rights for modifying the scene assets of a selected environment.

Job Menu

Command Description

Create

Lets you a new job to the selected environment.

Your job must have a unique name in the animation database. You cannot have two jobs with the same name, even if they exist in different environments, as they are all stored in the same folder on the database.

Delete

Removes a job from the selected environment.

When a job is deleted, its scenes, elements, drawings, palette library, and database information are permanently deleted. If you want to archive a job, you should delete the job only after you have exported it and saved it in a secure location.

Before deleting a job, verify that it is not currently in use.

Change Approval Policy

Let you select or deselect scenes for manual approval from the TD or ATD.

Change Status

Lets you indicate whether jobs are in production or completed. You can always put a completed job back in production.

Change Priority

Lets you set the priority of the selected job for the rendering and vectorization queues. 0 = highest priority, 10 - lowest priority.

Scene Menu

Command Description

Reset List Sorting

Resets the order of the scenes in the Scenes list. Click on the Current Version heading to order to the scenes numerically by version number. Click again to reverse the order.
Open

Launches HarmonyStage and opens the scene in it. If it was not previously specified, you will be asked to specify the path to the software's executable file. If you need to change the path, you can do so by selecting Admin > Locate Stage.

NOTE: This command is not available on tablets.

Create

Opens the Create Scene window where you can add one or more scenes to the selected job. You can also choose to:

Select the file system where the created scenes will be stored.
Choose the position the scene will take within the job.

Delete

Removes a scene from the database. Before you use this command, make sure the selected scenes is not currently in use.

When a scene is deleted, its exposure sheet, elements, drawings, palette library and database information are permanently removed. If you want to archive a scene, you should delete the scene only after you have exported it and saved it in a secure location.

Rename

Opens the Rename Scene window where you can enter a new name for the selected scene. Before doing this, verify that the scene is not in use.

Force Unlock

Unlocks a scene or version of a scene locked in Stage.

Usually, a scene unlocks when it is closed by a user. However, if a computer crashes while a scene is locked (in use), a scene may remain locked even if it is not open.

If you used this command on more than one scene, you are prompted for confirmation to unlock each scene separately.

 

Force Unlock Version

Force Checkin

Checks in a scene that was checked out, but not checked back in.

Use this command only in extreme cases. Otherwise, two versions of the same scene will be in use, which will cause conflicts.

Change Priority

Lets you set the priority of the selected scene for the rendering and vectorization queues. 0 = highest priority, 10 = lowest priority.

To change the priority of a scene already sent to the batch processing queue, use the Change Priority button in the queue through the Control Center module.

Change Status

Lets you change the status of a scene to indicate where it is in the animation production process.

Reorder

Lets you change the order of scenes in a job.

Clear

Lets you delete a scene's exposure sheet, network, elements and database information. Image files will need to be deleted manually.

Before using this command, make sure that none of the files in question are currently in use.

Send to Vectorize

Lets you revectorize scanned drawings in the selected scene to the vector style you set.

Send to Unvectorize

Lets you convert a scene's vector drawings into bitmap drawings.

Send to Rendering

Lets you add one or more scenes to the rendering queue.

Admin Menu

Command

Description

Change Password Lets you change your password or set an empty password (no password needed for login).
Locate Stage

Lets you set the path for the location of the Harmony Stage executable file on your computer.

NOTE: This command is not available on tablets.

Manage Users

Displays a list of all system users. You can add, delete or modify user information in this list.

Export

Lets you select scenes to export from the selected environment and job.

Import

Lets you upload single or multiple project zip files to your exchange folder and then import them.

Help Menu

Command

Description

Help on WCC

Opens the Web Control Center integrated help system.

About

Opens the About Web Control Center page which displays copyright information.

View Log Opens the WebCC log window which details the activity in the Web Control Center.

Scenes List

Parameter Description
Current Version Displays the version number of the scene. For example, there can be many versions of the same scene saved in the root project folder.
Frames Displays the number of frames in the scene. This indicates the length of the scene. If artwork has not been created in the scene yet, the number of frames in the Frames column displays 0.
Checkout User Indicates the name of the individual who checked out the scene by their login username.
Status Indicates the status of the scene in the animation production process. The default status is left blank to indicate that the scene has not been assigned a status. The assignable statuses are: Scan, Vectorize, Pencil Test, Paint, Sceneplanning, Camera and Completed.
TD Displays the name of the technical director of the scene by their login username.
ATD Displays the name of the assistant technical director of the scene by their login username.
Priority Displays the priority of the scene on a scale of 0–10 (0 = highest priority, 10 = lowest priority).

Import or Export to Another Database Options

Exporting to another database makes a package with many scenes that have to be imported into another database. You cannot open them offline as individual scenes. This is most useful when exchanging large quantities of scenes from one studio to another. However, a freelancer working on a limited number of scenes may not want to create a personal database at home.

 

Parameter Description
Audio Exports the Audio directory.
Databases

Selected by default, this option exports the elements in the scene.

If you select this option and deselect the Elements option, you can access the elements from the Element Manager in the Control Center, but their drawing and bitmap files will not be included. The list of available versions in the scene is also exported. It is not possible to open a scene if this is not selected for export.

Final Frames

Exports the directory that contains the final, rendered frames.

Element

Selected by default, this option exports the contents (drawing and bitmap files) of the Element directories.

Timing Drawing

Selected by default, this option exports the contents of the Timing directories.

Other Directories

Exports all other directories and files in the scene's data structure.

Annotation

Lets you export the different drawings created while drawing in the Annotation columns and imported images.

Stage

Selected by default, this option exports the Stage directory, which contains the Stage files for each scene you export. These files are necessary if you want to reuse the exposure sheet (timing) and the node structure from the original scene.

If this option is selected, you can select the Get Outside Drawings option to copy drawings into the scene folder that is referred to by the Timing columns and their Element (Drawing) nodes.

Palette

Exports the palette-library directories. Decide if you want to export the palette-library from the environment, job or scene level. When you select a level, the palette-library in lower-level directories will also be exported.

This also exports the palette-list file which is necessary for the scene to know which palettes to use. In most cases, you should select this option as well as the Scene option.

Macros

Exports the macros (customized effect and node connections) that were created and stored in the environment, jobs or scenes to be exported. This is necessary if you have legacy scenes with macros.

Library

Exports templates created at the selected levels.