How to get started with Kitsu as an artist

First Connection

On your first connection, we encourage you to fill your contact information into your profile. Click on your name on the top right of the screen (1), then on Profile (2). You can also change the color of the Theme (3).

NB: A link to this Documentation and YouYbe Tutorials are available (4 & 5). You can also jump on our Discord (7) or look at our roadmap (8).

User profile

On this new page, you can check your name (1) (2), your email (3), fill your phone number (4), change the timezone (5), the language of the website (6), and post a pic of yourself as your avatar (7). It helps to recognize who is doing what!

User detail

You can also define what kind of notification you want, email or slack.

User detail

If you keep scrolling, you can also change your password if you want. We encourage you to change the default password with one of your own.

User password

See your assignments

The central part for you, on Kitsu, is the My tasks page. It's the first landing page when you log in.

You can see per Production (1) the Entity (2) you are assigned to, but also the Estimation time (3), and the Duration (4) you already spend, the Due date (5), the ** Status** (6) of the tasks you are working on and their priority (7).

My tasks page

You can sort your page by name, priority, status, estimation or last comment.

My tasks page

You can also filter your tasks.

My tasks page

Besides the shortcut My Tasks on top of the screen, you can also find it on the main menu Main menu, under the User section of MY TASKS. The Kistu logo is a shortcut too to your task list.

My tasks

Share your progress

When you start a new task you are assigned to, click on the StatusTodo (1) on your my task page. You can also do it on the shots or assets page.

Shot status

It opens a panel on the right of the screen, where you can communicate about your work. Let your teammates know what you are doing. For instance, show them you start working on something. Each time you change the status of a task, you can attach a text comment to it.

For example, when you start a new task you can say that everything is ok. If some information is missing, you can either ask all the questions you want.

To change the Status, let's say from Todo to Wip as an example, start by filling the comment box (1). Then, click on the status box and choose the one you want (2), upload a preview (3).

You can drag and drop your file directly into the comment section, or you can use the Add a preview to publish button.

And validate your comment and the new Status by clicking on Post comment (4) button.

Changing status

You can edit your last comment by clicking on the "history" button and then using the edit button Edit button.

Ask for a review

You can ask for a review by switching the Status of a task to (Waiting for Approval wfa). The first step is to change the Status of your task.

Waiting for approval

You can drag and drop your file directly or click on the Attach preview button.

Add preview file

Moreover, then use the Post comment button.

Your work appears on the right part of the screen as a V1.

Preview v1

If you post several revisions, you always keep track of your previous work. Each time you add a new revision, the previous versions are still available.

Preview v2

You can add multiple images simultaneously, or once you have uploaded an image, you can add another one.

attach preview drag drop

The Add preview popup opens and asks you to choose a file.

You can navigate through the pictures uploaded.

attach preview drag drop

This detailed page of the tasks is your way to communicate with others. They also use this page to answer your questions, give you feedback, and ask for a retake. The history of the conversation is always available.

For quicker access to the information, when you get back to your todo page, the last comment posted on each task is available too.

My tasks page

You can also see the tasks validated as Validated and the discard tasks as NA on the Done tab.

My done tasks page

Fill your timesheet

Every day, you can declare how much time you spent on each task. On your My Tasks page, go to the Timesheets tab. Or click on the shortcut on top of the screen.

Timesheets

You need to move the cursor (1) next to each task accordingly to the number of hours spent. You can also go quicker and click on the 1, 4, or 8 hours buttons (2).

If one day you miss your declaration, you can click on the today date (3), and go back in time and select the day you have missed.

Timesheets change the date

In case you forget to mention the time spent on a finished task, you can still find it in the Done tasks list located below the running tasks list.

Timesheets done tasks