At SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features and updates that will make it easier for teams to review, share and provide feedback on creative projects. The upcoming release will include new review and approval features and an updated Client Review Site to streamline collaboration and communication, and the Pipeline Toolkit is being updated with the Shotgun Panel inside creative tools like Maya and Nuke, along with a refreshed Workfiles tool.
New Features in Shotgun 6.3:
- Media App Enhancements — A new global view allows users to easily access and manage media across all of their studio’s projects from one, easy-to-access location in Shotgun. Other improvements include new browsing options, playlists and a preference to launch media in RV, the desktop image/movie player.
- Client Review Site Updates — Now studios can more quickly invite multiple client contacts to review work, control password options that cover a wider range of security requirements, and collaborate faster with clients by uploading attachments and replying to notes.
- Shotgun Panel inside Maya, Nuke and other artist tools — Artists now have a simple mini-Shotgun UI directly inside their most commonly used applications giving them quick access to important information and utilities, and the ability to communicate with other artists on their team without having to go out to a web browser. The panel can also be integrated directly into proprietary pipelines, and is customizable to support each studio’s specific workflow.
- Toolkit Workfiles Refresh — Users can browse, load and save files faster with improved navigation for finding files and getting them loaded.
Shotgun 6.3 will be demonstrated in the Shotgun Booth (#317) throughout SIGGRAPH, August 11 to 13. Shotgun 6.3 is expected to be available by the fall of 2015, while new Shotgun Toolkit features will roll out next month.