Plastic SCM has been around since October 2006. It was acquired by Unity in 2020 and rebranded to Unity Version Control.
It provides features like branching, change lists, and support for binary files and feels more modern then it’s competitor Perforce. It works centralized (like Perforce) and decentralized (like Git) so it can support development and artists workflows as well.
Anchorpoint is built on Git, a platform most programmers are already familiar with. Git is open source and its the most popular version control system. This means you can easily integrate with GitHub or any other hosting providers of their choice. Anchorpoint not only offers the standard Git features but also enhances it with file locking and other collaboration tools, making it a versatile choice for teams.
If you're considering self-hosting with Plastic SCM, you'd need to engage in discussions with their sales team. On the other hand, Anchorpoint's foundation on Git means you have the freedom to store your files wherever you prefer, without any additional costs.
One of the standout features of Anchorpoint is its ability to display thumbnails for various file formats like Gltf, FBX, OBJ, PSD, and EXR. This visual representation gives you a clearer understanding of the changes made, enhancing the overall workflow.
Anchorpoint isn't just about version control; it's also an asset management tool. You can tag, annotate, and approve assets with ease. It functions similarly to Notion but is tailored for files. Whether you're working with Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya, or other software, Anchorpoint helps you organize all your assets efficiently. Plus, if there are files that don't require versioning, you can effortlessly share them via a cloud drive.
Anchorpoint's two-button solution streamlines common tasks. It retains the comprehensive functionalities of Git, ensuring flexibility isn't sacrificed for simplicity.
Compare how Plastic SCM and Anchorpoint handle version control and asset management