Shotgun Software will demonstrate its new Shotgun 4.0 at SIGGRAPH this week in Los Angeles, as well as an upgrade to the pre-release version of Revolver, currently in private beta. Shotgun is a web-based production tracking platform for the visual effects and animation industry. Revolver provides an all-in-one review and approval toolset.
New features in Shotgun 4.0 include a new app framework that provides access to enhanced plug-in style features via a set of web applications. A new Crew Planning app will allow studios to manage resources more effectively and communicate crew schedules to everyone working on the project. The upgrade also includes an updated Review Notes app and a Revolver app for customers enrolled in the Revolver private beta program.
Revolver, announced in April at NAB, is an all-in-one review tool set making it easy for teams in any location to view their latest work in the context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate on images, write notes and collaborate on shots in real time. A web-based player provides access to the work from any browser or mobile device, and Tweak‘s high-end native player RV is deeply integrated to provide real-time playback of high-res frames from local storage at the desktop or in the screening room.
Rodeo VFX has been testing Revolver since its private beta debut. “Revolver has now become an indispensable tool on my desktop, and artists no longer wait around for dailies to get notes on their shots,” said Rodeo VFX president/visual effects supervisor Sebastien Moreau.
“We’re blown away by the response to Revolver, and this new app framework is a major step forward for the Shotgun platform. We’re really looking forward to connecting with our clients, partners, and friends at SIGGRAPH and introducing them to the tools we’ve been building,” said Don Parker, CEO, Shotgun Software. “We have a lot in store for the future, including additional new technology developments to be announced at the show.”