We’re pleased to bring you Shotgun Loader 2.0 – the first of many productized pipeline applications we’re developing based on your best practices and usage scenarios. This native browser uses information in Shotgun to add files into your current scene from the file system or Perforce, presenting you with thumbnails that you can quickly review and select directly within Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, 3DS Max and other creative tools.
Artists and Leads: Browse, view, and upload – quickly and contextually
|Quickly and visually browse all the files in your project, whether they are saved on your file system or managed with Perforce.|
|Quickly load the latest into your scene, or browse related information or previous versions.|
Pipeline Engineers: The choices are yours.Since there’s more than one way to add items to scenes, we’ve included an Actions option within the publish menu, and within shot or asset folder objects, options to show items in Shotgun or in the file system. And we’ve made the Loader highly configurable, with lots of flexibility in what you want to display in the tree view and how to control Actions. It can be set to display the right Shotgun hierarchy for your workflow and even show publishes in other projects, so you can add files to your scene from across the studio. As always, source for the Loader and all of the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit code is available on GitHub.
And this is just the beginning.We’ve been taking stock across the Shotgun community, identifying the tools we see studios building over and over to enable basic functions -- the tools you have to develop in the blink of an eye to get up and running as soon as a project is greenlit. We’ve dedicated a development team to productizing these applications (a Publisher is next) working closely with the Shotgun community to co-design and production-prove them so you know they’re solid. Our goal is to productize comprehensive, fully-developed general-use pipeline tools for the industry, so studios can focus their development on integration and innovation that truly differentiates them.
Shotgun Loader 2.0 is available now. Check out the Release Notes for more info.
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