Shotgun is one of the most popular production management tools for VFX, Gaming and Animation. Users have been requesting an integration between SyncSketch and Shotgun for a long time. Instead of copying and pasting review data into both systems we released the first version of the integration.
To see how the Shotgun integration might help you, have a look at the article on syncing playlists and notes here
Integrating the two systems is straightforward. All you need to do is create a Script User in Shotgun with access to Playlists, Shots, Versions and Notes, so SyncSketch can synchronize reviews and push notes back into Shotgun. Let's get started.
Creating a Shotgun Script User
Shotgun gives you the option to create script based users which allow developers to communicate with Shotgun through a programming interface (API). You can find the option to create a script user in Shotguns main user menu about half way down.
Once you have selected "Scripts" you'll see the script users overview page. Please hit the "+ Script" button to open the dialog. The name of the script user can be anything e.g. "syncsketch_api"
Please get in touch for the least set of permissions for the script to operate.
To summarize, for our integration to work you need:
- The script name (without spaces)
- The URL of your website e.g https://yourstudio.shotgunstudio.com
- The Application Key
Activating the Integration
Currently the Shotgun Integration is only available on our Enterprise Plan. If you want to test the integration, please:
- Create your account
- Upgrade to Pro Plan with a 14 day trial
- Send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
We will then go ahead and activate the Shotgun Integration for you which will expose the following UI in your workspace settings:
Project Level Settings
You can also set up your Shotgun integration at the Project level - this would allow you to control which projects have access to Shotgun through the integration. You could also set up different projects with different Shotgun entities.
If you're using a Shotgun Firewall, please refer to our Whitelisting our domains for your Firewall article. Please note: this is only necessary if you already have a Shotgun Firewall enabled.