Assembly is the process of associating assets with environments, jobs and scenes that require those assets so as to track which assets must be completed before work on these environments, jobs and scenes can begin. An asset can be assembled with as many environments, scenes and jobs as needed, and environments, jobs and scenes can be assembled to as many assets as needed.
Whether you associate an asset with a scene, job or environment can depend on how much it is used. For example:
- If an asset will only be used in one or a couple scenes in an episode, it makes sense to assemble it with each scene in which it is used.
- If an asset is to be used throughout one or a few episodes, it makes sense to assemble it with each job representing each episode in which it is used.
- If an asset will be used throughout an entire season or an entire series, it makes sense to assemble it with each environment in which it is used.
Assets that have been assigned to scenes can be viewed from the Production page. In the Job Tasks column for a given scene, the progress process wheel will display the number of assets assigned to it in the centre, and the completion percentage in the wheel.
The Assembly page also allows you to search and filter assets.