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Ubisoft Shot Manager: Creative narration in Blender

Manage the cameras and the editing of your scenes inside Blender. in real time and with great simplicity.

Current version is 1.7. The currently supported Blender versions are 3.1, 3.0 and 2.93 LTS
Version 2.0 beta is available. See What’s new for the upcoming features

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Disclaimer

Shot Manager is a pre-production tool that was initialy developed to support the previz of an animated TV series we did at Ubisoft between January 2020 and February 2021. We believe it can be very interesting for the Blender community so we shared it as an open source project and we keep supporting it.

Since it was dedicated to our production needs some limitations may appear for a more general purpose. Quality of the code is also probably arguable. In spite of all our efforts to make it reliable, it may in some circumstances corrupt you Blender scenes data. Be aware that neither Ubisoft nor Ubisoft employees can be taken as responsible in such cases. Use it at your own risks.

This said, we will do our best to listen to your feedback and improve this add-on accordingly in order to provide a robust and flexible production tool. Have fun !

Getting started

It is highly recommended to start by reading the Shot Manager General Philosophy to clearly understand the purpose of this tool !

Read this article to see how this tool was used in production: User Stories - Blender and the Rabbids.

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