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2018.09.10 — New Release: Cerebro “De Cerca”

We have been preparing for this release since the beginning of this year, and the result is pretty darn awesome 🙂

To be closer to you, we have rolled out cloud-based data centres in several regions at once. Specifically, they are in San Francisco in North America, Nuremberg in Europe, and Singapore and Beijing in Asia. Up next: Toronto and Bangalore.

You can choose your region when you register on the Cerebro demo page.

This will considerably speed up applications’ interactions with the database for the Demo, Team, and Studio pricing plans. Send us a note and we will transfer your projects to the server nearest you.

Server components need to be updated in order to work with the Factory plan mobile client. We apologize for having taken so long to do this. Linux and Windows servers will now start using the Docker technology. Please get in touch, and we will help you complete all the necessary updates.

A Mobile Version

Surprise! The long-awaited mobile app with a cutting-edge look and feel.

This is a full-featured app that includes an inbox, task list, and a project navigator; it supports searching for any element, favorites, comments and reports, file and photo uploading and downloading, and viewing images and video proxy files.

The mobile app is available on Android and iOS with identical functionality.

Localization and Technical Support

The website and the user account dashboard are now available in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Russian.

The support portal is now available 24/7 via any channel: phone, LiveChat, or email. Over the phone, we speak English and Russian, and we can chat and respond to email in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

A built-in translator module by Microsoft has been added to Cerebro and Mirada desktop clients; the module is functional in any country, including China. We will integrate it with the mobile app in a future release.

For our users in China: your account dashboard now lets you use Alipay to pay for your subscription; soon, WeChat will be supported, too.

Connectors

Please meet Cerebro — within the applications you use.

Tentaculo lets you work with versions of files directly from your apps, so there is no need to use Explorer or Finder. You no longer have to worry about locating files or remembering file names.

Connectors are available for the following software products:

— Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Revit, and Autocad
— Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Indesign, Illustrator, and Animate
— Foundry Nuke, and Katana
— Blender, SideFX Houdini, MAXON Cinema 4D, and Toon Boom.

All plugins support the following features:

— Choosing tasks from the to-do list or the project browser
— Opening a specific file version
— Submitting a report; publishing a new file version

An additional feature for Autodesk Maya:

— Linking and embedding files

You can learn more about connectors here

For Developers

Everything is free

Coincidentally, we have decided to give away free licenses for developers.

Send us your GitHub link and/or a description of your project, and we will issue you a couple of Cerebro licenses good for one year.

Plugin examples

We have published all known plugin examples on GitHub. Enjoy! We are looking forward to seeing your forks 🙂

Python plugins

We have upgraded to Python 3.5.5. There is a new server API module named pycerebro, which replaces py_cerebro and py_cerebro2. It has the same interface (except for the import function), but it uses a new protocol to connect to Cerebro and supports Python versions 2.7 to 3.x

Click here to see important changes and learn more.