RV toolkit integration

Hey guys,
I have an idea how I want to achieve this but I also want some community thoughts.
So, I really want to integrate RV with shotgun desktop creating a viable way to launch RV within shotgun desktop.
Our artists are already used to launching their core programs with desktop, so why not RV.
What would everyone’s approach be to for installing a tk-rv…

I see there’s a tk-rv and a tk-tv-config on GitHub from 2 years ago, are these going to be viable for RV 7.5 with some updates?

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Hi Ross,

You can add a launcher for any app in desktop without an engine by adding it to the software page in the web UI much like I have in the image below with the Sublime Text Launcher…

You can also already launch RV (and Screening Room) from Shotgun Desktop in the top right menu when in an advanced project;


I believe that tk-rv is already in use inside RV and was a part of the SG Review package, but I’m not sure about it use any more, you can read a little about it here;

But it may be out of date, hoping one of my colleagues can fill in the gaps.

Also just wondering what sort of functionality were you looking at having with a tk-rv integration?



Hi David,
Cool ya we will need to migrate to the new config2… we are still using original configuration so it will take some time until we are are fully migrated, and can take advantage of the new software entities.

In terms of RV function, i’m making updates to our existing RV toolset to accommodate PyQt5, and python 3.7 the codebase was originally written on PyQt4 and python 2.7. So I figured it was also time to start thinking about migrating over to the new SG config setup, which is seems will be necessary for the new improvements to software handling.

Thanks again for making my decision easier hehe :D,