What's New in Flix 7.0

Flix 7.0 brings your team and your stories together, with centralized story assets, powerful pipeline customization, and streamlined cross-team collaboration.

Note:  See the navigation bar on the left for links to specific release notes by version.

Artist efficiency & productivity

Maya integration

The new Maya extension in Flix 7.0 bridges 2D and 3D to create efficient workflows that enhance story visualization. Complex environments and dynamic camera moves can now be sent to Flix as panels in the form of Snapshots or Playblasts of 3D scenes in Maya. And to immediately see if your 2D shots work in a 3D context, bring Flix panels into Maya for reference when building 3D scenes.

See Maya Extension Workflows for more information.

Reimagined Photoshop plugin

The Photoshop plugin has been rebuilt from the ground up, including improved UI customization and expanded functionality. Customize your workspace with new extension resizing, button customization, view options, and more. Plus explore the new actions — Replace Thumbnails, Replace Layers, and Replace Selected Frames.

See Photoshop Actions for more information.

Email notification preferences

Customize your email preferences to ensure you only receive email notifications from the specific projects or teams that’re relevant to you, reducing the volume of automatic emails in your inbox and allowing you to focus on what matters.

See Notifications for more information.

Source File Library

Browse and locate all source files with their associated panels in one easily accessible place — regardless of their origin — with the Source File Library. Flix 7.0 makes collaboration even smoother by providing one central place for team members to store and find all source files.

See Browsing Source Files in the Source File Library for more information.

Adobe Premiere Adapter improvements

Flix 7.0 includes improvements to the Premiere Adapter that enhance editorial workflows and timeline review. The Multitrack Adapter provides a new, more efficient way to process XMLs. Following an import from Premiere into Flix, you can now see all of the panels that were used to create reference panels in Premiere, making the review and cleanup process quicker and easier. Customization options that were previously only available for Media Composer have been added for publishing to Premiere. Plus the preferences UI has been updated following user feedback.

See Flix for Editorial for more information.

macOS Sonoma support

With this update, you can run Flix natively on macOS 14.x (Sonoma) ensuring you can use Flix on your operating system of choice, and still receive all relevant security and feature updates.

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere 2023/24 qualification

Upgrade with confidence to the latest versions of your favorite artistry tools with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere 2023/24 qualification in Flix 7.0.

Pipeline flexibility & security

Single Sign On (SSO) support

Enhance the security and user management possibilities of your pipeline with Flix 7.0’s Single Sign On (SSO) support. With SSO, pipeline teams can quickly and easily add and remove users as needed, and implement Multi-Factor Authentication for greater security.

See Single Sign-On for more information.

New extensions management system

In the latest update, the Flix client and extensions have been decoupled, with the introduction of a new extensions management system. As well as providing the flexibility to update extensions independently of Flix releases, this system also provides one single place to install, manage, and view all of your extensions and extension versions at once.

See Managing Extensions for more information.

New metadata system

The new metadata system in Flix 7.0 enhances automation and pipeline integration possibilities. With this system, you can define, assign, edit, and retrieve metadata for Users, Shows, Episodes, Sequences, Sequence revisions, Panels, and Panel revisions. In addition to this and many other possible uses, when combined with the Webhook system it can be used to drive external asset and production tracking tools such as Ftrack and ShotGrid.

General remote client (GRC) API

With this powerful new API, you'll have everything you need to create custom integrations to interact with the Flix Client in a more dynamic and flexible way. Whether you want to build new integrations with other third-party or in-house tools, or simply create scripts to automate production tasks, the GRC API gives you the tools you need. We even provide examples to get you started.

VFX Reference Platform 2023

Maintain pipeline security and optimisation with Flix 7.0’s full support for VFX Reference Platform 2023. These updates include qualification for Rocky 9 as a fully supported operating system for the Flix server. Plus, with Python 3.10 support you can continue to use the Flix SDK and create custom integrations for Flix 7.0 with the latest version of Python.

Third-party qualifications

With Flix 7.0, users can run Flix natively on macOS 14.x (Sonoma) ensuring you can use Flix on your operating system of choice, and still receive all relevant security and feature updates. What’s more, upgrading to the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere will maintain seamless integration with Flix 7.0, and databases can be fully updated with MySQL 8 qualification for optimized security.