Using ShotGrid with Bluescape

Support Note
This topic is not relevant to all Bluescape users and may not apply to all Organizations. If you’re unsure whether your Organization has this integration, please reach out to your IT department.

Learn about ShotGrid Integration. Click to play the video.

Your workflows in ShotGrid (formerly Shotgun) are now integrated with Bluescape! ShotGrid is an Autodesk application for creative project management of film, TV, and games. The integration enables you to send ShotGrid versions, assets, playlists, and shots to a Bluescape workspace. This is useful during review and approval processes, and to easily maintain a digital record of both.

Note : The ShotGrid/Bluescape integration must be configured by both Bluescape and ShotGrid administrators. Learn how to configure the ShotGrid Integration.

Sending ShotGrid Content to Bluescape

You can send the following ShotGrid content to Bluescape:

  • Assets- You can only send one Asset to Bluescape at a time.
  • Playlists- You can only send one Playlist to Bluescape at a time.
  • Shots- You can only send one Shot to Bluescape at a time.
  • Versions- You can send multiple Versions to Bluescape at the same time.

To send content from ShotGrid to a workspace in Bluescape:

  1. Navigate to the Assets , Playlist , or Shot area in ShotGrid.

  2. Click the desired content to select it.

  3. Right click the content.

  4. A context menu opens. Click the Send to Bluescape option. The screenshot below displays the action menu for an Asset.

    This action menu is configured by a ShotGrid Admin.

  5. A new browser tab opens. If you are not logged in to Bluescape yet, you will be prompted to do so. You must ensure that pop-up windows are allowed in your browser to complete this step.
    If you are already logged in, you can begin adding the ShotGrid content to a new workspace canvas in Bluescape. Use the Organization drop-down menu to select the Bluescape Organization you want to add the content to.

  6. Use the Workspace dropdown menu to select the workspace you want to add the content to. Note that you can only select an existing workspace.

  7. The ShotGrid content will be sent to the Bluescape workspace and contained in a new canvas. The canvas name auto-fills to “--version number>”. You can also enter a canvas name of your choice.

  8. Select a color for the border of the new canvas.

  9. Click the Send to Bluescape button.

  10. Progress bars display for each version in the asset or playlist. To view the content in Bluescape, click the Open in workspace button.

  11. A new browser tab opens, displaying the canvas containing the ShotGrid content in the designated workspace. Versions are displayed in ascending order of their version ID.

You can now act upon the images the way you would any other workspace asset, including adding mark up and comments. If you push different versions of the same ShotGrid content into the same workspace, the new canvas will be predictively placed next to the previous one.

Opening Content in ShotGrid from Bluescape

After you have followed the instructions above and sent ShotGrid content to Bluescape, you can open it in ShotGrid from the workspace. You can open an individual image in a canvas, or open every image in the canvas in Shotgrid.

To open a single image in ShotGrid:

  1. Click the desired asset in the workspace. Note that it can not be any workspace asset, but specifically one that has been sent from ShotGrid.
  2. The asset is highlighted and a toolbar appears. Click the Screen Shot 2021-11-01 at 4.11.27 PM (more options) icon in the toolbar.
  3. A context menu opens. Click the Open in ShotGrid option.
    A new browser tab opens, displaying a full-screen view of the content in ShotGrid.

To open every image in the canvas in ShotGrid:

  1. Click the Screen Shot 2021-11-01 at 4.13.44 PM (canvas) icon in the top left of the canvas you created when you sent the ShotGrid content to Bluescape.
  2. The canvas is highlighted and a toolbar appears. Click the Screen Shot 2021-11-01 at 4.11.27 PM
    (more options) icon in the toolbar.
  3. A context menu opens. Click the Open in ShotGrid option.

Depending on what was in the canvas, the original playlist, asset, or shot opens in ShotGrid. If the canvas contained a number of individual versions, the appropriate ShotGrid project opens, with all versions displayed.

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