Launching the service

ftrack connect revolves around a core service that runs locally on your machine. Once you have the main package installed, you need to run an instance of the service.

If you are using one of the pre-built packages you can just run the executable provided.

  • Mac users will have executable in the Applications directory.
  • Windows users will have the ftrack connect executable as a shortcut on the Desktop and start menu.
  • Linux users will have the executable in the directory where the .tar file was extracted.

Once the service is launched, the main window will appear and you will also notice an ftrack icon in your task bar.





The service will then continue to run in the background even if you close all the windows.

To reopen a window or exit the service, use the service context menu.

Alternative launching methods

If you are using alternative installation methods, such as building from source or installing through pip, you should open a terminal and execute the following:

python -m ftrack_connect


To see all available launch options (including changing the theme and logging verbosity) use:

python -m ftrack_connect --help