Snowtrack for 2D/3D tutorials
Snowtrack is a fantastic tool for file and project versioning. This chapter is dedicated to creators of 2D/3D graphic tutorials to help them bring their tutorials to the next level.
A lot of creators share the final project file of a tutorial with their audience. Users love to download these as they can immediately start exploring.
With Snowtrack you can now go a step further and share all versions of your tutorial. This way your audience can inspect the stages and files they are interested in.
How do I start?
The chapter Getting started guides you through the basics of Snowtrack.
If you plan to use Snowtrack during a video tutorial, you don't need to switch back and forth between your graphic application and Snowtrack to create a new version. You can create new versions within Photoshop, Blender, Cinema 4D, Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, .. and many more by using a system-wide shortcut. Check out this chapter for more information.
How do I export?
0.8.75 you can export versions to a
*.snowproj file and share it. Click on the export icon in the bar above the left project timeline. A dropdown menu will offer you the option to export all tracks, or just an individual one.
Quick Tip: Before you export your project, verify the versions you have created throughout your tutorial. If there is a version you don't want to share, you can easily remove it. Check out this chapter for more information.
What is a
*.snowproj file contains all file versions of your project. The file can be shared with your audience. A double-click or drag-and-drop will unpack and open the project. The user can eventually inspect and restore individual versions.
Who can open
The current beta version of Snowtrack is available for free. After the beta phase is over, Snowtrack will be available as a free and paid version. For you, as a tutorial creator, it is important that your tutorials and projects are accessible to your entire userbase. That's why Snowtrack's free version will be able to open
*.snowproj files are technically a zip file and can be unpacked with any regular unzipper. You can manually restore the files, or use our free open-source project SnowFS to inspect the project.
After you have installed Snowtrack, download the example project below to experience firsthand how a versioned project can look like.
Download: Blender Example.snowproj