Nuke Studio - Quickly opening Shots

Open In ShotGrid

App that adds a context menu to open track items as Shots in ShotGrid
Latest Version: v0.4.0 (prod)
For our version numbers, we follow the Semantic Versioning standard.
System Name: tk-hiero-openinshotgun

Please Note: This document describes functionality only available if you have taken control over a Toolkit configuration. Please refer to the Shotgun Integrations User Guide for more details.

This is a simple app that finds the Shots in Shotgun related to the selected track items and opens their detail pages in a browser window.


This app adds a context menu to the Hiero spreadsheet and timeline that allows you to open a given track item in Shotgun if there is a Shot for that item.

You typically configure this app by adding it to the time line and spreadsheet menus in Hiero by adding the following to the Shotgun Engine for Nuke configuration:

    - {app_instance: tk-hiero-openinshotgun, keep_in_menu: false, name: "Open in Shotgun", requires_selection: true}
    - {app_instance: tk-hiero-openinshotgun, keep_in_menu: false, name: "Open in Shotgun", requires_selection: true}

Related Apps and Documents

ShotGrid Export

This app adds Shotgun functionality to the Nuke Studio sequence export. It registers a new preset that will use templates to determine the output paths for a shot, include a shotgun aware transcode step to publish plates for Screening Room, and setup a mapping from Nuke Studio tags to Shotgun Shot statuses and Shot task templates. On export, Shots in Shotgun are updated and the full directory structure on disk as configured in the schema is created.

Installation and Updates

Adding this App to the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit

If you want to add this app to Project XYZ, in an environment named asset, execute the following command:

> tank Project XYZ install_app asset tk-hiero tk-hiero-openinshotgun

Updating to the latest version

If you already have this item installed in a project and you want to get the latest version, you can run the update command. You can either navigate to the tank command that comes with that specific project, and run it there:

> cd /my_tank_configs/project_xyz
> ./tank updates

Alternatively, you can run your studio tank command and specify the project name to tell it which project to run the update check for:

> tank Project XYZ updates

Collaboration and Evolution

If you have access to the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit, you also have access to the source code for all apps, engines and frameworks in Github where we store and manage them. Feel free to evolve these items; use them as a base for further independent development, make changes (and submit pull requests back to us!) or simply tinker with them to see how they have been built and how the toolkit works. You can access this code repository at

Special Requirements


    No Configuration Needed!

    This item does not have any options to configure!

    Release Notes

    Welcome to the release notes for this Engine. Below you will find an overview of all the changes we did for each release. We try to be as detailed as possible and include all bugs we have fixed, features we have added and things that may have changed. If you have questions about a particular release, don't hesitate to contact our support team!



    Rebranded to ShotGrid



    Python 3 compatibility and support for Nuke 13.0v1.



    Compatibility with Hiero/Nuke Studio 11.



    Open in shotgun now excludes Transitions and Effects from selection



    Filters out effects items from selection before attempting to open items in SG



    Filters out effects items from selection before attempting to open items in SG


    Adds context switching for Nuke Studio support.


    Adds the ability to run from the tk-nuke engine.


    First public release in the App Store.


    Added app description to the manifest.

    Details: Descriptions added to the manifest for doc generation.


    Initial release.

    Details: Initial release.


    Version Placeholder.