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Alienbrain Versions

Alienbrain is available in a number of configurations to match your production requirements. A detailed Alienbrain client comparison is available below.

  • Alienbrain Essentials for Artists
  • Alienbrain Essentials for Programmers
  • Alienbrain Advanced
  • Alienbrain Cross-Platform Client
  • Alienbrain Reader

Alienbrain Essentials

Alienbrain Essentials comes in two flavors, optimized for artists and programmers respectively.

  • Essentials for Artists – Everything artists need: with unrivaled support for 3rd-party applications via intuitive 2D/3D integrations into leading art tools. Artists can work visually with graphical assets using fast previews, thumbnails and an easy-to-learn user interface user interface.

  • Essentials for Programmers – Everything the programmers need: with state-of-the-art software configuration management, advanced branching, change sets, a top-notch Visual Studio integration and a copy of the award-winning Araxis Merge™ Professional (a $269 value).

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Alienbrain Advanced

Advanced includes all of the features of Essentials plus:

  • Sophisticated reporting tools: elaborate reporting and communication tools help managers effectively track and control project status, detect resource conflicts in project workflows, and take appropriate action.

  • Plug-ins for high-end design and animation tools such as Autodesk StudioTools; and a copy of the award-winning Araxis Merge™ Professional (a $269 value).

Pricing and purchase options.

Alienbrain Cross Platform Client

Alienbrain Cross Platform Client is a special version of the Alienbrain client for Mac OS X and Linux.

Pricing and purchase options.

Alienbrain Reader

The free Alienbrain Reader allows read-only access to Alienbrain repositories. Typical applications for the Reader include:

  • Rendering: read-only access for render nodes and batch processes

  • Review & Approval: read-only access for reviewers who don’t modify assets

Alienbrain Client Comparison

Feature Advanced Essentials for Artists Essentials for Programmers Cross Platform Client Reader

Version Control Features

Check-in / Check-out  
Multiple check-out  
Check-out of previous versions    
Automatic/manual merging (text)  
Non-destructive rollback  
Server-side recycle bin  
Get Latest
Synchronize on get (structural)  
Smart Get (check only for updates)
Get Version (by date, label, change set)
Get Version (structural)  
Local file states (workspace view)  
Local versions (get version x of y)  
File shares    (1)
Version history with thumbnails    
Visual differencing with thumbnails    
Standard meta-data (keywords, …) (1)
 
Feature Advanced Essentials for Artists Essentials for Programmers Cross Platform Client Reader

Configuration Management Features

Change Sets (1)
History searches  
Change Set searches  
Setting Labels  
Branching (1)
Merging  
Visual Merging tool for all file types  
Keep merge result in a change set    
Bundled with Araxis Merge Prof. optional    
 
Feature Advanced Essentials for Artists Essentials for Programmers Cross Platform Client Reader

Productivity Features

Thumbnails (configurable size)    
Image Preview (image, office, text)    
Image Scribbling and Annotations    
References   (1)
File and folder coloring  
Single button quick searches
Regular expression searches
Advanced status searches
Searches for local files (disk items)  
Integrated messenger
Single Sign-On (on Windows platforms)  
 
Feature Advanced Essentials for Artists Essentials for Programmers Cross Platform Client Reader

Management Tools

List export to HTML  
List export to Word®, Excel®      
Integrated sign-off workflow  
Workflow Reports        
Workflow overview        
Workload by user        
Overdue files by user        
File Management Reports        
Active check-outs by user        
Stale check-outs by user        
Modification activity by user        
 

Integrations

Adobe® Photoshop®      
Autodesk® 3ds maxtm      
Autodesk® Maya®      
Autodesk® AliasStudio        
Softimage® XSI®      
MS Visual Studio®    
 

Customizability

Support for custom meta-data   (1)
Execution of custom event scripts  
Preview own file types      
GUI customization    
Customizable toolbar    
Custom  views/layout management  
Custom merge tools    

(1): read-only

 
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