Thanks for the mounting ftp suggestion.
Yes it is a way, I did it on windows by adding ftp location to my network places (didnt have the time to check howto on my ubuntu). But isnt practical when you consider running a project with so many individuals… It would lead to complications.
The simple idea is, the animator will receive inlogging id and pw for the ftp folder of the assigned shot, through an ftp add on to blender will connect to the folder, from blenders “file” menu, he/she will go to e.g.“open current project shot” and this will open the folder, and eventually latest version of the shot that is WIP. And after the work, again through the e.g “Save incremental in project folder” option in the file menu, the work will be uploaded to server renamed incrementally as the latest version. A practical idea, for security reasons, such files are saved as read only to other project members but read and write allowed to the assigned animator and upwards in the hierarchy…
Maybe some how verse could be used to reach these goals but it seems complicated and not intended for this purpose.
Such an online collaboration can only function through the k.i.s.s. (keep it simple stupid) principle.
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