Shotgun 8: cloud-based Shotgun Create for studio artists, new UI, more

Autodesk Shotgun 8 is the newest version of the company’s cloud-based review and production tracking software. Targeted to busy creative teams, Shotgun 8 aims to improve the artist and reviewer experience with updates that reduce interruptions to creative flow and facilitate the feedback loop.

Shotgun 8 includes the first public version of Shotgun Create, a new part of Shotgun geared specifically toward creatives working at studios. As a cloud-connected desktop experience, Shotgun Create makes it easier for artists and reviewers to see tasks demanding their attention while providing a collaborative environment to review media and exchange feedback. Linked to the same updated information stored in Shotgun, artists are able to work with high-resolution, locally stored shots in addition to media streamed from the cloud. Also included in this first version of Shotgun Create are built-in annotation tools, new prioritized task views, a centralized view of task history, and tighter integration with creative tools.

Shotgun 8 also has a new web interface for greater clarity and consistency. For individuals who work predominantly in a dark environment, this release also makes it easier to switch between light and dark themes with a new button in the header.

Shotgun 8 is currently available and priced at $30 per account/per month with support or $50 per account/per month with advanced support.


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