Shotgun Software has completely overhauled its Shotgun production management system with the release of version 5.0. Shotgun encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping visual effects and animation artists collaborate as efficiently as possible. Version 5.0 includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 also adds new tools for task tracking, review and approval, collaboration and search.
Version 5.0 was designed together with artists who wanted simple and visual views of their essential tasks and key updates with tools to collaborate about their work with supervisors and peers.
The new version features My Tasks, which gives artists a simple view of tasks with key project information and updates presented in a news feed format, as well as a new Inbox, which offers a visual collection of notes and important updates related to the artist’s work. Artists can customize their inbox by choosing to “follow” the progress of specific project shots or assets that are important to them filtering out updates that are not relevant to their tasks.
“For the 5.0 release, we turned our focus to artists and supervisors, designing simple and visual tools that connect them to important project details and to each other,” said Don Parker, co-founder and CEO, Shotgun Software. “This is an important step towards providing an off-the-shelf toolset that equally meets the needs of creative artists and data-centric facility managers around the single goal of doing great work while running a solid business.”
Shotgun 5.0 comes on the heels of a new integrated Shotgun package, making three previously independent products (Shotgun, Revolver and Tank) available as a single comprehensive package at a cost of $49 per user/per month.