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2018.09.10 — New Release: Cerebro "De Cerca"
2018.09.10 — New Release: Cerebro "De Cerca"
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Release Date — 10/09/2018

For everyone

  • New Cerebro Client for Windows, Mac Os X and Linux Operation operating systems.

For Factory users:

  • Database structure updated 

For Studio users:

  • Cargador component updated 

We have been preparing for this release since the beginning of the year 2018, 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 inbox, task list, and project navigator; it supports searching for any element, favorites, comments and reports, file and photo upload and download, 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, while 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.


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 from 2.7 to 3.x

Important changes

HTTPS protocol

We have completely cut over to using the new https connection protocol.

Why was this necessary?

We are working toward creating a uniform interface for all clients: the desktop version, the mobile app, as well as web-based and API-based clients in the future.

Can this create any problems?

Not really, but we are about to stop supporting the old protocol, and will not release any more updates for it.

Windows x64

We have converted to a 64-bit version of the Windows desktop client.

Desktop versions


We have added the ability to create new tabs while searching. You will now be able to switch back and forth between different lists of search results the same way you do in a web browser.

You can share tabs with your colleagues.

You can pull tabs out of the main window, filling all the available space.

For the advanced denizens of Cerebro, we have implemented the ability to save custom queries.

Mentioning a user in a message

When you type the "@" symbol within a message, you may pick a user to mention. That user will be notified about your message whether or not he or she is subscribed to the task.

Linking status to an activity type

You now have the ability to link a status to a specific activity type. When this happens, this particular status will only be displayed for those tasks that have the linked activity type.


We have removed the restrictions that used to limit simultaneous editing of tags for different projects' tasks.

File and folder links have been made easier to read.


To go to a different frame, press the "edit comment" button, then proceed to the correct frame, and press the checkmark.

Bug Fixes

— Black screen shown instead of the image when using certain video cards.
— Problems with the size of the range in the onion skin mode.
— Improved startup times when using a web-based resource. The first launch of Mirada will take "a long time" as the software copies all necessary scripts to your local drive, but the subsequent launches will be significantly faster.
— The number of frames is now determined correctly when publishing a file in Cerebro.

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