eyeon Software's Fusion is a compositing program, or more accurately, software used to composite images. Look up the word composition in any dictionary and the most relevant definition would likely be "The combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole".|
Fusion is designed to combine images from many sources and compose them into a final whole. Modern media assembles a multitude of raw materials into the final product that we see in film, television or via the internet. Virtual sets are blended with live action material. Computer generated actors fill in where live stuntmen can't. With each passing year the real and virtual parts of production become more tightly intertwined.
So the job of the compositing artist is to take all of the discreet elements and layers that make up a shot, and turn them into a single image that respects the goals and artistic vision of the production. To achieve this, the artist draws on techniques as diverse as color correction, greenscreen replacement, tracking, particles, blur and glow effects.
Fusion draws on more than 20 years in visual effects post production, providing a complete toolkit for addressing any compositing challenge.
Some Key Features
In addition to providing in excess of 200 tools for image processing, Fusion also provides a large number of features to improve an artists effectiveness and efficiency . The following is a summary of some of the key features provided by Fusion.
Region of Interest and Domain of Definition renderer with the interactive responsiveness of a full frame based renderer
Concatenated transformations preserve image sharpness
Offscreen pixels are preserved through infinite canvas provided by Domain of Definition
Complete toolset for compositing in 2D and 3D simultaneously
Reads and writes more than 100 production file formats
Comprehensive HDRI and floating point color support
Automation through either Python or eyeonScript (Lua) programming languages
ASCII based project format for easy integration with asset management
RAM and disk based caching systems
Strongly multithreaded native 64 bit application takes full advantage of modern hardware
GPU accelerated 3D rendering and display
Real time color calibration through all common 2D and 3D look up table formats.
Network rendering not just of final projects but for previews and disk caches.
Background and clustered network rendering directly to RAM and disk based caches
Bins server provides facility wide access to frequently used tools, macros and settings
Runs under both Windows and Linux
Macro system for repackaging many tools into one simplified but powerful tool
Easy to use and well documented SDK
What's New in Fusion 6.3
Fusion 6.3 goes deeper with Volumetric lighting, allowing for 3D scenes to light the real time deep volume systems and integrate the volumes directly into the images with World Position Passes. These volumes can be generated inside Fusion, or imported via EXR like the above example.
Advances in Color handling and new color tools in this release makes color matching, profiling and working with different cameras and DI systems more seamless.
THX? advances support for Fusion in their latest release of Cinespace?.
Fusion adds ACES (Academy Color Encoding Specification) linear color space to its color pipeline.
New Color correction reversing capabilities have been developed.
New versatile LUT creation, analyzing and designing tools.
Primatte 5, providing vastly improved Auto Compute and Background color selection, background lighting adjustment and hybrid rendering.
Lens Distortion, implements the 3D Equalizer lens distortion and undistortion, with importing of data and a number of lens models.
AJA Kona 3G playback support including 4k and 48fps playback.
Plus many more enhancements big and small.
Note: Use the crack included for each version or use the patch in the directory of the application. The patch works with any version of Fusion 6.