How to get started with Kitsu as a client

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).

NB: A link to this Documentation is available (4), and you can switch to the Dark Theme in this menu too (3). You can also jump on our slack (5), or look at our roadmap (6).

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 playlists

The central part for you, on Kitsu, is the Playlist page. You can access it by clicking on the production avatar.

Client Landing page

Once you have click on the production avatar you will go to the Playlist page.

this is the central part for you, on Kitsu. The playlists will gather all the assets and shots you have to comment.

Client playlist global page

On the left part, you can sort the playlist per date or per name (1), then the list of the playlists created for you (2). On the center part you have fast access to the recent playlist (3).

Detail of the playlist

On the left part you keep access to the different playlist, On the center part you see the different elements of the selected playlist, it can be assets or shots.

Client playlist global page

On top of the elements (assets or shots) you have access to different options:

Client playlist option

  • (1) Previous shot / asset *(2) Next shot / asset
  • (3) the position of the element
  • (4) the play and pause button
  • (5) You can change the speed : x1..0, x0.50 or x0.25
  • (6) loop the selected shot
  • (7) Actual time code / global time code of the shot
  • (8) Actual frame
  • (9) Previous frame
  • (10) Next frame
  • (11) Split screen :You can compare two task type side by side
  • (12) Undo annotation
  • (13) Redo annotation
  • (14) Write a comment on the picture, and change the color of the text
  • (15) Draw a comment on the picture, and change the color and the size of the line
  • (16) Select the drawing and click on the cross to delete it
  • (17) Change the task type of all the element in the playlist
  • (18) Open the pannel section to post a comment and change the status
  • (19) hide the list of the elements
  • (20) Download the playlist
  • (21) fullscreen

Share your comment

First open the comment section. Comment button

From there, you can change the status to Retake if you want that the CG artist performs some changes.

You can add a checklist to your comments.

You need to click on the Add checklist button, and the first item of the checklist appears.

client add checklist

Type your comments, and hit Enter key to add another line on your checklist or click again on Add Checklist button.

checklist

Global view of the assets

As a client you can go to the global page of the assets with the drop-down menu on top of the screen.

Client dropdown menu Asset

On the global page, you will be able to see all the status of the different step of the assets

Client global page Asset

Global view of the shots

As a client you can go to the global page of the shots with the drop-down menu on top of the screen.

Client dropdown menu Shot

On the global page, you will be able to see all the status of the different step of the shots

Client global page Shot

Production report

To ease the communication with the studio, you have a direct access to the production report, separated in two parts : the Sequence Stats and the Asset Types Stats

Client dropdown menu sequence stat

The Sequence Stats page is updated in real time. Everytime you look at this page, you are sure to have updated information.

Client sequence stat

You can choose to display the stats per number of shots, or number of frame.

You can also chance the Display Mode, you can switch from the Pie charts view to the Counts view.

![Client sequence stat count](../img/getting-started/ client_sequence_stat_count.png.png)

It's this presentation that you can download to keep track of the production progress