The tags system in Cerebro is a universal approach to flexible information management associated with your tasks on the project. As mentioned, in Cerebro each task is connected to a certain dataset - its properties (name, creation time, progress, etc.). Using tags you can create additional data fields for a more complex task definition.

Tag system configuration is done on Task tags tab of Cerebro Administrator Panel.

On the left side of the tab there is a list of existing tags in your universe and the right side of the tab displays the properties of the selected tag from the list. When creating a new tag (New Tag button in the Task Tags tab), you should specify its name, type, and then, in case of enumerated types (see below), fill in the list of possible values.

Cerebro supports following tag types:

  • Integer - integer value (for example, the starting frame number, number of lights, etc.).
  • Real - real number (for example, the amount of gamma-correction, aspect ratio, etc.).
  • String - string value (for example, name of the shot scene, character name, etc).
  • Enumeration - is a single value from the list. This type of tag should be used when all the possible values it may have are predetermined (and their number is small). For example, you can make the name of the captured scene of the film as a list instead of a string, and use it to point out which task refers to which scene.
  • Multi Enumeration - a set of values from a list. This tag type also includes a set of predetermined values, but unlike Enumeration it allows described task to have several values from the list as attributes. For example, you can create a list of three-dimensional models, designed for creating special effects in the film. After that, you can specify which models from the list will be used for a particular task.

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