8.6 Release Notes

Release date: September 24, 2019

RV update to Qt5

Shotgun’s RV gets a major update to Qt 5—making it easier than ever for pipeline engineers and technical directors to integrate RV with all your tools for Maya, Nuke, and other software essential to your studio’s workflow.

Updates to RV and our API will be based off Qt 5.12.5, which means all your plugins can use the updated version of Qt. This RV 7.5 release is aligned with the VFX Reference Platform standards, and establishes RV as the ideal platform for pipeline integration.

For more information about RV 7.5, please see the RV 7 release notes.

Additional features

  • Updated the Client Review Site to make the “Reason for Review” field more prominent. [SG-13150]
  • Updated the messaging in the Media App when there’s no media to display. [SG-10870] (Wed Nov 6, 2019)


  • Performance improvements. [SG-14162] (Tue Oct 22, 2019)


  • Improved the email notification when a playlist is deleted. [SG-14333] (Mon Oct 21, 2019)


  • Updates to improve our QA toolset. [SG-14285][PAT-532][PAT-588]

  fred (Thu Oct 17, 2019)

Optimizations and bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that made Allowlisting prefs uneditable. [SG-14303]
  • Fixed an issue that kept from enabling/disabling apps in the Web Interface (e.g. Crew Planning, Project Timeline and Screening Room) [SG-14296]
  • Log Change Project Configuration as an Event Log Entry. [SG-11357]
  • Hiding the Global Navigation Bar no longer hides the theme and help buttons. [SG-10088]
  • Creating a new project from the "Starting from scratch" template now correctly takes users to the default "plan" page. [SG-13934]
  • The "Custom Metadata" field is now accessible via Python and Rest APIs. [SG-7805] (Wed Oct 16, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Creating a Query field of a version on an entity now respects visibility rules set on the source version. [SG-14011]
  • Fix to prevent a name collision when creating single-entity field linked to same entity. [SG-11965] (Mon Oct 14, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for error that occurred when clicking on the entity list when trying to create a Query field. [SG-14232]
  • Fix for Review Notes app when publishing not always persisting all Notes. [SG-14186]
  • Fix for Filter incorrectly displaying 'Undefined' instead of an operator. [SG-13949]
  • Fix for some People Permissions check boxes not always showing the correct state. [SG-13544]
  • Performances fixes for the Gantt view. [SG-11914] (Thu Oct 10, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Minor improvements. (Wed Oct 9, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to make sure the contents of the Note Attachment field displays when adding that as a column to the grid page. [SG-14180]
  • Fix for Wrap Text in grid pages adding spacing on rows that did not need it. [SG-14122] (Tue Oct 8, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Upload custom Status icon is now fixed for Cloud sites. [SG-13973] (Mon Oct 7, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Various Bug fixes. (Thu Oct 3, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Various Bug fixes. (Wed Oct 2, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to attach annotations in web player [SG-14179]
  • When creating a new project Shotgun now suggests a name based on the template used. [SG-10763] (Tue Oct 1, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Various Bug fixes. (Mon Sep 30, 2019)

Fixed bugs

  • See Permissions behaviour for the Uploaded Movie field is now consistent whether launching the Overlay Player from the Media App or the Versions Page. [SG-6239]
  • Fix to ensure that dynamically generated pages will not incur a performance penalty when querying last accessed time. [SG-5377] (Thu Sep 26, 2019)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Review Notes App in which deleted draft text was causing error messages when notes are published. [SG-14076]