Designing Canvas pages

The Canvas & Widget framework provides advanced layout design options for many of the pages in Shotgun.

Designing Canvas pages

To create a new Canvas page, just click on the "+" button in the top right corner of the interface, and choose "Page," then set type to Canvas.

To begin designing an existing Canvas page, select "Design Page" from the Page menu in the top right side of the screen. This puts the entire Page into "design mode".  Now you're ready to get down to business.  Here are your options:

Widget types

Here is a list of the available widgets in the widget library:

Grid
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A spreadsheet-like list of details for a filtered set of records.
Task & Gantt
gantt.png
A list of filtered Tasks with the Gantt pane enabled.
Thumbnails
thumbs.png
Displays the thumbnails for a filtered group of records.
Single Thumbnail
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Displays one thumbnail for a single record, such as a Project or Person. Commonly used on a record's detail page.
Fields
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A list of fields and values for a single record, such as a Project or Person.
Web Page
webpage.png
An embedded webpage from a URL.
Note: Make sure you are using HTTPS rather than HTTP for your URL. Also, you cannot embed web pages which block iframes. As an example, if you tried to put https://www.google.com in as a URL, it will not work. However, Wikipedia pages will work.
Graph
graph.png
A bar chart for a filtered group of records. Read more.
Task Assignment Cards
assignments.png
Cards containing all the information an Artist needs to see about their assigned Tasks, including the linked Entity (Shot, Asset, etc.), related Tasks by Pipeline Step, and related Notes.
My Task History
history.png
Shows the last 5 changes to Tasks assigned to the person viewing the page.
Countdown
Countdown_Widget.png
Shows the number of days before a delivery or milestone.
Divider
divider.png
A horizontal divider.
A spreadsheet-like list of details for a filtered set of records
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