If you need to track something new, which doesn’t exist in ShotGrid by default, then you’ll want to enable a Custom Entity. For example, you might want to track Seasons for your TV series.
To enable a Custom Entity, first head to Site Preferences under the Admin menu.
Then, expand the Entities section and choose one that is not enabled. The available entities will appear as a light grey.
Enable it by selecting “Yes, use custom entity...” Then give it a new name, such as "Seasons".
Next, decide if that entity needs to have Tasks, Versions, Pipeline Toolkit/File Publishes or a Detail page. Save the changes and you’re done!
If you choose to enable Tasks, once the new preferences are saved, two things will happen: Tasks will be linkable to the newly configured entity type, and it will support the use of Task Templates.
You can enable other custom entities that are available by selecting Show remaining Custom Entities. Then, you will see a list of all available Custom Entities on your site.
To hide the remaining available Custom Entities, select Hide remaining Custom Entities.
Seasons will now appear under
Projects > Other.
You can add it to the Project Navigation bar if you need to.
To learn how to link your new custom entity, see part 2 of the video: " Linking a custom entity ."
To create a connection entity with a custom entity, follow these steps:
For more on connection entities, see “ Using Connection Entities .”