Less About Us, More About You

Rob Blau    ●    Jul 31, 2013
You Guys Rock


Recently we've been the lucky recipient of a lot of our clients' blood, sweat, and tears (at least the sweat... let's hope there wasn't much blood or tears involved) and we wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to the folks who've contributed back to our growing list of publicly available APIs and tools.

Hiero Engine . Cluster Studios 

We just lifted the veil off of our Hiero engine, the seeds of which were planted at Cluster Studios.  We are really excited about the workflows everybody is going to be able to build on top of this engine.

SoftImage Engine . Psyop / Rodeo FX

We've just released Toolkit support for SoftImage on Windows, thanks to the efforts of the amazing folks at Pysop and Rodeo FX.  The vision of writing a tool once and being able to reuse it for any app you happen to be using is getting closer, and these guys are making it happen.

Toolkit Betterment . Psyop / Windmill Lane

The folks at Psyop have been using our pipeline toolkit for a while and recently rewarded us with a slew of those little interface tweaks that you only realize are valuable once a tool has been used in production.  A little button to add a screengrab here and an easier access publish button there can make a big difference.

The folks at Windmill Lane have contributed back some UI for more complex filtering from our multi loader app.  Once this is merged in, you'll be able to do more than just see your current shot, but also filter for things like showing only approved publishes and versions.


Nathan Dunsworth, working closely with RGH just announced an object oriented wrapper to Shotgun's python library that he is offering up to the world.  Based on some tried and true interfaces used by other Python modules that abstract away database access (object relational mapping), we're excited to see what the Shotgun community does with this guy.

Shotgun Browser Plug-in

We got a great addition to the browser plug-in, letting you use your own wrapper script to launch locally linked files.  Want RV to launch when you link to a directory containing an image sequence?  Go for it!  Thanks lithorus, whoever you are.

Shotgun API

Thanks to Adam Goforth we have an update to Shotgun's python api that downloads files to disk rather than collecting everything in memory.  This makes a huge difference if you ever try to download a large file from your Shotgun install.

We love our developers and can't wait to see what everybody does with our recently opened up Pipeline Toolkit.  If there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to join in on the fun, let us know at toolkitsupport@shotgunsoftware.com.

Power to the People