I’m trying this out now, and are encountering some problems along the way I thought I’d highlight.
I did not understand I needed ftrack Connect, I’d put a hint on the page about it.
The “Edit on BitBucket” button on your Installation page gives me a 404 Not Found.
If it didn’t, I would have had a look at the instruction:
"The directory can be found from Connect menu > Open plugin directory."
Where is this Connect menu? I looked in the
ftrack_connect_package.exe application, but couldn’t find any menus. Then I looked in Maya, but found only a menu named
ftrack. I then googled “ftrack plug-in directory” and got to this page with an image showing a right-click of the SysTray icon, and there it was.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:ftrack/ftrack-connect-maya-publish.git results in a Permission Denied
With Python 2.7 and pip 8 and 9,
pip install fails due to PySide; the public release on PyPI assumes you have Visual Studio 2010 on your path and refuses to install otherwise. I get mine from here and have also struggled with making it a dependency for projects.
For the install instructions, I’ve had good luck with this format.
$ cd C:\Program Files\ftrack-connect-package
$ git clone https://bitbucket.org/ftrack/ftrack-connect-maya-publish.git
$ cd ftrack-connect-maya-publish
$ git checkout 0.2.0
$ pip install --target=dependencies --verbose --upgrade --process-dependency-links .
$ rm -r dependencies/ftrack_connect_maya_publish*
$ rm -r dependencies/ftrack_connect_maya_publish-VERSION-py2.7.egg-info
I count at least 10+ dependencies being installed via pip, and in the
setup.py there is only one reference, a dependency link back to ftrack-connect-pipeline.
Amongst the items being installed are
MarkupSafe, one of them listed as a
build_sphinx_required and I’m unsure of why this is included here and the latter being an indirect dependency of Sphinx, making the whole process take a good 5 minutes.
The showstopper here is PySide. I do have it installed already, but since dependencies are installed via
--target it has no effect. And I can’t install it without Visual Studio 2010 which I won’t be installing (due to past bad experiences with it and Wacom drivers, of all things).
2 hours in with no success, I’ll have to stop.