4.0 Release Notes

Jul 30, 2012



We're pleased to announce the release of Shotgun 4.0, which includes the Crew Planning app, a new "app" framework, and much more. Here's a quick overview of what's new:


“App” framework

We’re taking Shotgun in a new direction, providing separate apps for separate workflows. It means we can streamline the interface and create tools optimized for what you need to do.

Apps are modular. They come with admin tools that let you switch them on or off, control permissions, and configure where they show up in Shotgun.  We have a lot more in the works, and we’re looking for feedback on what you want us to build.

Having separate apps for separate workflows means that we can get new tools and features to you quickly. We’ll release beta versions early, then use your feedback to choose the next set of features.

Your data is still centralised in one location and accessible via the API, but we provide tailored tools for working with it.

The Crew Planning App

Designed to allow you to visualize everyone’s availability, the Crew Planning App lets you see who’s working on what - across the whole studio or for specific teams.

The Crew Planning App allows you to manage resources by scheduling people to projects and vacations.  The project and vacation bookings won’t alter your task schedule but you can easily see who’s spread too thin and who can pick up more work. We’ve simplified searching and sorting.

This is our first step in building packaged scheduling tools.  We want to get your feedback and iterate through new features and improvements quickly.  There’s a list of features we want to add, so reach out and let us know what you think!

Read more about Crew Planning<

Refactored Review Notes App

We’ve renamed the Notes App to “Review Notes” and added navigations options, so you can start taking notes from anywhere. You can browse and open any playlist from within the app itself. Our streamlined notes workflow is now even faster.

Read more about Review Notes

Other Apps

We’re planning to build more apps soon. Let us know what you’d like to see first!

A Fresh New Look

We’ve given the Global Navigation Bar

and Project Navigation bar a spruce up. We’ve made it easier to find the configuration options for the Project Navigation bar too.

Click here to read the full release notes for 4.0

We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on our 4.0 release. Email us at support@shotgunsoftware.com or come by the booth and see us in person at Siggraph!