Many workflows demand a high level of information sharing across the production team. Additionally, email notifications can be very helpful to inform about the completion status of specific on-set production steps. For this reason, Silverstack is prepared to work in combination with the Growl notification system, which then allows Growl to run actions as it gets notifications from Silverstack. The notifications are send to Growl for the following events:
- Job failed
- Job finished
- Subtask failed
- Subtask finished
These notifications can then lead to an email to inform the production team about any of the previous events.
Once Growl is installed (available on the AppStore) and running, there needs to be a «first notification» (i.e. a copy job finished in Silverstack) to start the communication with Growl. After that, Silverstack appears in the «Applications» section from the Growl «Preferences» menu:
There you can enable and disable Silverstack for the notification system, as well as defining several settings. Once Silverstack has been enabled in the «Application» section, you can switch to the «Notifications» section:
The «Notifications» menu lets you enable and disable the notifications for specific events by selecting the blue check boxes. If you would like to get an email notification for an i.e. «Job failed» event, then select «MailMe» in the «Actions» drop down menu.
Finally, you have to set up your email server details in order to make Growl able to send the notifications. It can be done in the «Displays» section in the «Preferences» menu. Just select «MailMe» under «Actions» and fill the information fields with your specific data:
After the setup process is complete, Growl will send an email to the specified email address informing about the event notified by Silverstack.