Retrieving game assets from artists
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:55 PM
We've kept our project pretty under-wraps, and we've all signed an NDA, so we're very protective of every bit of information about our game, especially the art assets. I've never been a server programmer, and I've never worked on database or anything to do with networking before, so I'm wondering if there's a simple solution where the artists can store and share assets with me and the other artists.
Basically - is there any kind of tool I can use, such as a 3rd party program or some online resource, so that we can share the assets cheaply and efficiently? I looked into SVN and Git and I feel they'll just confuse the artists to no end.
Thanks ahead of time for your help, I've lurked on this site for years and this is my first post
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:14 PM
I have an account, and I have 3 laptops and one desktop on the same account. Everybody putting anything into any of those computer's dropbox folders, automaticly syncs it with the others. Only items within the dropbox folders are synced - other folders aren't synced.
-> You could have everyone on your team share one dropbox account.
I also have a sub-folder in my dropbox folder, that is "shared" with a friend's account. My entire dropbox is still private from the friend, and his is private from me, but our one shared sub-folder is synced between us.
-> You could have everyone on your team have their own dropbox account, and "share" a certain subfolder.
(This is the preferred method, since they might already have a DropBox account, or will want their own after this)
It's really the easiest thing in the world. No setup hassle - just install, and put stuff in the folder. Have each member of your team use this link, and I and each teammate get increased free space (500mb extra per referral).
Or, you sign up using my link (getting both of us an extra 500mb), and have each of your teammates use your link, getting you an additional 500mb per teammate, and each teammate an extra 500mb.
PS: By doing certain promotional offers from DropBox, you can get more than 2GB for free. I have 6.8GB free space - and I've never got any referral signups or spammed anyone with email invites, or had to post anything on twitter, or anything like that. Here's how you can earn an extra 3GB.
Edited by Servant of the Lord, 06 October 2012 - 01:23 PM.
It's perfectly fine to abbreviate my username to 'Servant' rather than copy+pasting it all the time.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:08 AM