All Collections
Plattar Pipeline
Getting Started
New Brief: How to create a request
New Brief: How to create a request

This article explains on how to raise a new request for 3D content production

Written by Breno Glennon
Updated over a week ago

This article explains how to create a new Brief (or Request) for 3D content production.

Your First Brief

You can create a new brief from the Home screen or from the All Briefs overview. Navigate back to the landing page. Access the Home screen by clicking on the PLATTAR logo in the top left corner. Navigate to the All Briefs page by selecting "briefs" in the top menu, then select "Create Brief" in the top right of your screen.

The following workflow functions in the same way for your first brief as well as any brief after that. Let’s create a new brief/request for content production.

Simply click ‘Create Brief’. The new brief form has three sections:

  • Briefing: Requester provide product information, a detailed description and select the targeted use for the 3D content to be produced.

  • Budget & Timeline: Provide specifics regarding delivery deadline and budget.

  • Reference materials: Upload sufficient reference materials to help PLATTAR content creators assess the job and model 3D content as per your specifications. You can upload url links and/or .jpeg or .jng images. If you have other file formats you'd like to share, please contact the Plattar team by leaving a comment in the brief. (Read this article on how to use comments in PIPELINE)

Let’s go through each section.

Section 1: Briefing

The Briefing sections cover production information, brief description and use.

Brief Title: Use this field as the name of product or variant you want to be modelled. General practise is to use your internal product name for consistency.

Product ID/SKU: This field is optional. It can be useful for managing 3D production (and 3D experiences in PLATTAR later) if you enter a specific, unique product identifier. Using matching SKU IDs can greatly facilitates post-production integration of 3D product models and scenes into your website. Note that PIPELINE issues a unique, system-generated job ID for each request. This ID can be used by requesters and 3D modellers during the produciton process to easily find and refer to a particular job when a Product ID/SKU number is not provided.

Folder: Choose the folder to associate a new request to a specific folder. A brief must be allocated to a folder. This is why requesters must first create a folder before they generate their first brief. Read this help article if you’re unsure how to create folders.

Add Tag: Refers to tags that allow you to group different briefs. This can useful when managing different production runs or batches within a larger project. Think of tags as folders within your folder. For example, a good use of tags could be creating a tag for "Sofa" to identify a product category within a larger furniture portfolio.

Brief Description: Requesters must provide a detailed brief for each request. Keep it as short as possible, but as long as necessary to communicate all key requirements. Please, use our Guide if you're unsure what needs to be included in a good, clear bried for 3D content production.

TIP: Use the ‘Open Popout’ button if the field gets too small and you want to see all your text at once.

Use: check all format/use options that apply to your brief. Refer to the tooltips to learn more about the different uses.

Section 2: Budget & Timeline

In the top right corner, requesters can set a desired delivery date as well as a budget.

Delivery Date: select a desired delivery date for the final outcome from the date picker. Requesters should consider time required to review, accept and start a brief, time required to create a 3D model, including the feedback process of 1-2 iteration rounds when setting a delivery date. Note that PLATTAR content creators may suggest a different date if they believe that modelling will require more time based on the brief and requirements of the request.

Proposed Quote: Use this field to provide budget information for the request. The default unit and currency is set to USD (e.g. Enter "200" if the budget for this request delivery is USD200). If your budget is using a different currency, requester should clearly indicate the quoted currency in the filed (e.g. "AUD 200" for Australian Dollars). If requesters don't have a fixed budget or want to receive quotes for the job from the PLATTAR Team, requesters should leave this field 'blank' (ie. "0").

We have written a separate article on how to use the Delivery Date & Proposed Budget fields throughout the briefing process.

Section 3: Reference Materials

To achieve the best results in 3D and AR, you are required to upload appropriate reference materials to accompany your brief through the 'Upload Image Files' and 'Add URL' buttons. This allows 3D artists to perform the necessary assessment of the work required and enables them to flag potential gaps in available references early on in the process. The more and higher quality references available to our team, the smoother the production and iteration process. PIPELINE requires the files to be uploaded under the .JPG or .PNG file format.

Refer to our Reference Material Guide to learn more about good reference materials and minimum requirements.

Once you have uploaded all reference materials you can either “Save” the brief as a draft or “Save & Publish” the brief. Here's the difference between the two options:

Save: Saves the brief as a draft, which is only viewable by the requester. Saved drafts are added to the “All Briefs” view. Use the ‘save’ option (without publishing the brief to the PLATTAR creator network ) when they are still in the process of compiling reference materials or are still collating other information about the request requirements. Drafts can be edited at a later point and published when you’re ready.

Save and Publish: Publishing a brief notifies PLATTAR of a new request for content production being submitted to the PIPELINE. The team then reviews and - if there are no questions or a need for clarification - allocates the request to one of our 3D artists.

Brief/Request clarification via comments

The PLATTAR Team and requesters use the inbuilt commenting system to raise, answer and resolve questions during the briefing stage. Read this article on how to use the commenting system.

Deleting Briefs: Use the‘Trash icon’ to delete a brief in draft stage. Once deleted, the brief cannot be recovered. Note that published and allocated briefs for which work has started by a PLATTAR 3D arist can not be deleted.

Cloning Briefs: PIPELINE allows requesters to clone past briefs. This feature can be handy if requesters have to raise a number of briefs for new content production for which production requirements are very similar. If this is what you are interested in, please take your attention to 'Cloning Briefs'.

Did this answer your question?