Setting up your SyncSketch to ShotGrid Integration

ShotGrid is one of the most popular production management tools for VFX, game development and animation. Instead of copying and pasting review data into both systems, Enterprise users can take advantage of our ShotGrid integration. 

To see how the Shotgrid 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 ShotGrid with access to Playlists, Shots, Versions and Notes, so SyncSketch can synchronize reviews and push notes back into ShotGrid. Let's get started.

Creating a ShotGrid Script User

ShotGrid gives you the option to create script-based users which allow developers to communicate with ShotGrid through a programming interface (API).  You can find the option to create a Script User in ShotGrid main user menu, about halfway down.

Once you have selected Scripts you'll see the Scripts Overview page. Please hit the + Script button to open the dialog. The name of the script user can be anything, e.g. "syncsketch_api"


Note: You can find a list of the minimum permissions required for the script to operate here


To summarize, for our integration to work you need:

  1. The script name (without spaces)
  2. The URL of your website e.g
  3. The Application Key

Activating the Integration

Currently the ShotGrid Integration is only available on our Enterprise Plan. If you want to test the integration, please reach out to us to find out how you can upgrade to Enterprise.

If you're already on an Enterprise account, you'll find the Integrations view in the Settings tab in your Workspace Settings:

Simply enter the information from the first step into this dialog to activate the ShotGrid integration.  That's it, you're ready to go!

Project Level Settings

You can also set up your ShotGrid integration at the Project level - this would allow you to control which Projects have access to ShotGrid through the integration.  You could also set up different Projects with different ShotGrid entities.

ShotGrid Firewall

If you're using a ShotGrid Firewall, please refer to our Allow-listing our domains for your Firewall article.  Please note: this is only necessary if you already have a ShotGrid Firewall enabled.

Multiple ShotGrid instances

If you are running multiple ShotGrid instances, take a look at ShotGrid Project Links and Multiple Configs.